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Herbert Vere HORSTMANN

Regimental number5030
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolChristian Brothers (Catholic) College, Mudgee, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressToowong, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, William Charles Horstmann, Norwood Street, Toowong, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date5 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Awarded the Royal Human Society Certificate for life saving at Southport, Queensland.'
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialHebecourt British Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth HORSTMANN, 'Bellevue', Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1139 Pte Vincent Herbert HORSTMANN
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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