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Samuel Harold KRANTZ

Regimental number2281
Place of birthOdessa Russia
OccupationHotel employee
Address2 Harley Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jeanetta Krantz, 2 Harley Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date20 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 March 1916
Unit name43rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 30 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 8 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919

Military Medal

'On the 4th July, 1918, during the attack on HAMEL, part of our line was held up by enemy machine gun. With the assistance of an American N.C.O. KRANTZ rushed the post, killed the gun crew and captured the gun. He showed an utter disregard for his personal safety as the enemy gun continued to fire until he was nearly up to it. By his bravery and initiative he set an example to the other members of his platoon.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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