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Herbert Frederick THIELE

Regimental number1179
Place of birthSutherlands, South Australia
ReligionLutheran
OccupationLabourer
AddressYorketown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.7
Height5' 8"
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 15 September 1918
Discharge date26 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1180 Pte Benno Hermann THIELE, 43rd Bn, returned to Australias, 18 October 1917; 1181 Pte Ewald Edgar THIELE, 43rd Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 24 April 1917 (gun shot wounds, legs and buttocks).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Arawa', 15 September 1918; discharged (medically unfit: both legs amputated), Adelaide, 26 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 November 1970
Age at death79
Place of burialPink Lake Cemetery, Yorketown, South Australia

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