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Otto Godfrey Charles KOHLHARDT

Regimental number6838
Place of birthMarulan New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelegraphist
AddressWenden, Trongate Street, Granville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A I Kohlhardt, Wenden, Trongate Street, Granville, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Battery 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Peronne on 31 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 5 September 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 31st August 1918, near PERONNE, this Non Commissioned Officer was in charge of the signal communications of his battery which had just crossed the SOMME in close support of the attacking infantry. It was of the utmost importance that the communications between the battery and battalion it was supporting were maintained. With great bravery throughout the day under enemy shell fire he supervised and assisted in the maintenance of the line to the battalion and to the Battery Observation Post, setting a splendid example to the other linesmen and telephonists and enabling the closest support to be given to the attacking infantry during their advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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

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