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Regimental number3352
Place of birthBalranald New South Wales
Other NamesRoy Hertle
Address65 Page Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, A Malcolm, Balranald, New South Wales
Previous military service14th AASC
Enlistment date24 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'He was in charge of a Bearer Sub-division at R.A.P. C. 9.d. working to C. 14. d. and was in action from 7th to 13th April inclusive. By his personal conduct and gallantry under heavy shell fire, he set an excellent example to his men, besides being fearless he was indefatigable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Bar to Military Medal

'In the ZONNEBEKE area, east of YPRES, at 6 p.m. on 13th October, 1917, when there was a slight congestion at the R.A. he showed remarkable initiative in organising and distributing squads of stretcher bearers under a heavy enemy bombardment. By his personality he encouraged the bearers to continue carrying long after they had become exhausted. He was largely responsible for the successful evacuation of the wounded under the conditions of extreme difficulty. His fearless conduct under heavy shell fire is deserving of the highest praise.'

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 October 1961
Place of burialBalranald Cemetery

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