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Henry Ferdinand KLOPPER

Regimental number2632
Date of birth--/01/1890
Place of birthCrystal Brook South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBridgetown, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, C H Klopper, Bridgetown, Western Australia
Enlistment date21 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF16
Promotion date: 27 April 1917


Unit: INF16
Promotion date: 19 December 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 5 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in charge of a platoon on the left flank of his battalion during an attack. By his able carrying out of his orders he insured the advance of the battalion on his left. Also, he inflicted considerable casualties on the enemy, and took a number of prisoners and some machine guns. He did excellent service.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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