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Regimental number2985
Place of birthMarrickville, New South Wales
SchoolPetersham Commercial School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLucas Road, Burwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Ipkendanz, Lucas Road, Burwood, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 April 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of death incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as 24 July 1919.
Place of death or woundingDoignies, France
Age at death22
Place of burialBapaume Australian Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Lena IPKENDANZ, 'Bulwarra', Lucas Road, Burwood, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 832 Gunner Herbert Tiral IPKENDANZ, 36th Heavy Artillery Group, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919; 491 Sergeant Robert Louis IPKENDANZ, 7th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 15 November 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 January 1916.

Transferred to 55th Bn, 13 February 1916.

Embarkjed Alkexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Admitted to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 7 December 1916 (venereal disease: gonorrohea); transferred to 1st Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 8 December 1916; to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 10 December 1916; discharged to Base Depot, 4 January 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 17 January 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 29 days.

Detached to Gas School of Instruction, 24 January 1917; rejoined unit, 30 January 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 21 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 2 April 1917.

Died of wounds, 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 2 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, IPKENDANZ Eric

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