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Clive Julius KAEPPEL

Regimental number4290
Place of birthMittagong, New South Wales
SchoolNewington College, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationUniversity student
AddressSt Kilda Hospital, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.75"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Kaeppel, St Kilda Hospital, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date13 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted and left Australia with the 1st Battalion of 1st Exp. Force at the age of 18. Was also in the 19th Battalion and 18th Battalion. Was a member of the Champion Cadet team when at school.
FateDied of wounds 24 October 1917
Place of death or wounding1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block P, Plot III, Row O, Grave No. 1A), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest and Frances KAEPPEL, St. Kilda Hospital, Elizabeth Bay Road, Sydney, New South Wales. Native of Mittagong, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousins: Captain Carl Henry KAEPPEL MC, 18th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 July 1919; [1046] Lt Harry Melbourne Moir WALL MC, 22nd Bn, killed in action,27 August 1918; Major Frederick Dudley Weedon OATLEY, 56th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 July 1918; died of gas poisoning, 28 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Appointed Acting Sergeant in Australia.

Embarked Alexandria, 29 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 7 June 1916.

Reverted to the ranks, 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, 14 April 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 November 1916; taken on strength, 19th Bn, in the field, 6 December 1916.

Transferred to 18th Bn, 11 January 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 4 May 1917; Sergeant, 26 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 20 September 1917 (gun shot wound, knee, shoulder), and admitted to 6th Field Ambulance; transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 25 September 1917.

Died of wounds, 24 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee other entry for first period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, KAEPPEL Clive Julius

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