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Julius August William * KAYSER

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Date of birth4 October 1879
Place of birthLyndoch, South Australia
Other NamesJuluis August
SchoolPrince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchoolmaster
AddressPercy Street, Alberton, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs E E Kayser, Percy Street, Alberton, South Australia
Previous military serviceOfficer Commanding C Company, 76th Infantry, South Australia
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name12th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

" Among the very first to enlist at the outbreak of the War. He was invalided home once. Then returned and severely wounded at Pozieres. He returned again for the third time when he was killed. He enlisted as a Lieutenant and was promoted twice." Details from Wife.

FateKilled in Action 16 February 1917
Place of death or woundingWarlencourt, Somme, France
Age at death37
Family/military connectionsBrother in law: Killed in action.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Gallipoli (wounded); invalided to Australia, 20 November 1915; recovered. Re-embarked, 3 March 1916. Served in France: wounded, Pozieres, August 1916; invalided to Hospital, Palace Green, Kemsington, W. London; thence to Moray Lodge, Camden Hill; recovered, returned to duty.

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