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Ernest JOMARTZ

Regimental number2635
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPainter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, John Jomartz, 131 Princes Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date9 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Mongolia on 11 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Veterinary Corps
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Discharge date23 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Re-embarked, Melbourne, 11 July 1916, as 2635 Pte, Australian Army Veterinary Corps.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 September 1916; taken on strength, 30th Bn, in the field, 15 October 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 2 November 1916 (rheumatics); transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 November 1916; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 5 November 1916; to England, 9 November 1916, and admitted to Canadian Red Cross Hospital, Taplow; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 18 December 1916 (stone in urethra); discharged on furlough, 20 December 1916, to report to Command Depot, Perham Downs, 4 January 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 6 January 1917; discharged, 13 January 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 10 days.

Married Hilda May WOOTON, spinster, aged 18, St Mary's Parish Church, Newington, 7 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 August 1917; taken on strength, Australian Veterinary hospital, Calais, 12 August 1917.

Admitted to 30th General Hospital, Calais, 9 September 1917 (tonsillitis); rejoined unit, 21 September 1917.

Transferred to 2nd Anzac Light Horse Regiment, 27 November 1917.

Detached to 2nd Anzac Salvage Company, 27 November 1917.

On leave to England, 31 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 15 February 1918.

Admitted to 49th Field Ambulance, 27 February 1918 (debility); transferred to 37th Divisional Rest Station, 28 February 1918; to 48th Field Ambulance, 28 February 1918; to 63rd Casualty Clearing Station, 8 March 1918; to 14th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 16 March 1918; to England, 19 March 1918, and admitted to Mile End Military Hospital, 19 March 1918. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 April 1918; discharged on furlough, 8 April 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 22 April 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 20 May 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Tidworth, 24 May 1918 (myalgia, legs, and influenza); discharged to Training Depot, 2 July 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 September 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 25 September 1918.

Taken on strength, 13th Light Horse Regiment, 7 December 1918; transferred to Australian Veterinary Hospital, Calais, 18 December 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 31 December 1918; admitted to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 15 January 1919, while on leave (influenza); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Main', 23 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 11 October 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 23 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 223 Ernest JOMARTZ for first period of service.
Date of death30 July 1943
Place of burialPreston Cemetery

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