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William Charles Henry RITZAU

Regimental number1044
Place of birthWagga Wagga, New South Wales
ReligionProtestant
OccupationLabourer
AddressAdelong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.5
Height5' 7"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Ritzau, Adelong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 August 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date31 October 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Borda', 17 August 1916; discharged (medically unfit: shell wound, pelvis), Sydney, 31 October 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation and Nominal Rolls as RITZAN.
Date of death19 March 1933
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, RITZAU William Charles Henry

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