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Vincent Herbert HORSTMANN

Regimental number1139
Date of birth10 December 1874
Place of birthBrisbane Qld
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressToowong, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinSister, Miss Amanda Horstmann, Ascog Terrace, Toowong, Queensland
Previous military service15 years active service in South Africa; member of the Toowong Rifle Club.
Enlistment date31 August 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force, Reinforcements from March, 1915, to May, 1919
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board SS Makambo on 16 September 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force
FateReturned to Australia 5 August 1919
Discharge date23 November 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5030 Gunner Herbert Vere HORSTMANN, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 31 August 1918.
Other details

War service: embarked for Rabaul from Brisbane, 16 September 1917. Arrived Rabaul, 4 October 1917, and posted to A Company.

Found guilty, 1 September 1918, of being absent from church parade. Punishment: to be on all parades for the next 7 days; to execute all fatigues; to report to the CSM on defaulters' call; to be excluded from beer parades.

Found guilty, 28 June 1919, of striking his superior officer and of using insubordinate language: awarded 42 days' detention.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Melusia', 5 August 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 19 August 1919; discharged, 23 November 1919.

Medal: British War Medal

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