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Henry William KOHLMEYER

Regimental number94
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBookbinder
AddressCliveden, Brenbeal Street, Balwyn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinA C W Kohlmeyer, Cliveden, Brenbeal Street, off Canterbury Road, Balwyn, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A27 Southern on 23 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations east of HAMEL on 8th August, 1918, was in charge of bearers attached 44th Battalion. The Regimental Aid Post was under heavy shell fire, he set an excellent example of coolness and bravery to his men and personally directed the evacuation of wounded and the work of his bearer squads. He ensured rapid and continuous clearance of wounded not hesitating to expose himself, thereby inspiring his men. On 12th August, 1918, he carried out similar good work displaying qualities of courage and initiative of a high order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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

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