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Ferdinand ALBERTZ

Regimental number9611
Place of birthBowen Queensland
OccupationEngine driver
AddressDon River, Bowen, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, G Albertz, Don River, Bowen, Queensland
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 28 August 1916

Military Medal

'Gallant and valuable services at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 7 September 1916

FateDied of wounds 14 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialDartmoor Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave 11), Becordel-Becourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Christina ALBERTZ, Donmore, Bowen, Queensland

Military Medal

'During the whole of the operations around POZIERES, from 21st. July to 13th. August 1916, Gunner ALBERTZ was employed upon linesman duties. In carrying out these duties he was called upon to go out and repair and lay lines both by day and night under heavy shell fire. Owing in no small measure to the work so gallantly and well done by him when up with the F.O.O. at POZIERES, communication was maintained practically continuously with the Infantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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