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Benno Hermann THIELE

Regimental number1180
Date of birth24 September 1893
Place of birthSutherlands, South Australia
ReligionLutheran
OccupationLabourer
AddressYorketown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.4
Height5' 6.75"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Paulina Thiele, same address
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 March 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 October 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date18 October 1917
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1181 Pte Ewald Edgar THIELE, 43rd Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917; 1179 Pte Herbert Frederick THIELE, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 15 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 1 March 1917 (gun shot wound, lumbar region).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Beltana', 18 October 1917; discharged (wounded: back and left thigh), Adelaide, 27 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 December 1968
Age at death75
SourcesNAA: B2455, THIELE Benno Hermann

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