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Alfred Gustav REISS

Regimental number3594
Place of birthYarcowie, South Australia
SchoolBroken Hill High School, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Lilian Elizabeth Reiss, Gawler, South Australia
Previous military serviceHeld the rank of Lieutenant in the Citizen Forces.
Enlistment date16 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name43rd Battalion, Headquarters
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 September 1918
Place of death or woundingBony, near St Quentin, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialSte Emilie Valley Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave 8), Villers-Faucon, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of GH and Margaret Reiss, 18 Williams Avenue, Dulwich, South Australia
Other details

Enlisted with Substantive Rank of Sergeant (previously Acting Staff Sergeant Major, Instructional Staff, Australia). Enlisted, 16 February 1917.

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 16 July 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 16 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 December 1917 ex 12th Training Bn to 43rd Bn Reinforcements; taken on strength 43rd Bn, 24 December 1917.

Detached to Brigade School, 19 January 1918; rejoined 43rd Bn, 14 February 1918.

Wounded in Action (gun shot wound, right leg), 29 March 1918, and admitted to Field Hospital; transferred to Norfolk War General Hospital, 4 April 1918. Moved to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield.

Granted leave from 13-27 May 1918. Moved in from leave to AIF Headquarters, London, 17 May 1918.

Sent sick to Brigade Hospital, Heathcote, 22 June 1918. Moved in from Brigade Hospital, 27 June 1918 from Heathcote (gun shot wound to the knee). Moved out to Overseas Training Brigade 27 July 1918. Proceeded overseas to France, 22 August 1918. Moved in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, 23 August 1918.

Killed in action, 29 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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