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Regimental number3383
Date of birth16 June 1899
Place of birthParkside, Sa
SchoolRose Park Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressMain avenue, Frewville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Ernest August Topperwien, Main avenue, Frewville, South Australia
Previous military service74th Infantry
Enlistment date16 June 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Ormonde on 7 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Other detailsWar service: France, Belgium. Wounded, Peronne, 13 September 1918, whilst bringing in a wounded man; taken prisoner, sent to German Hospital, Boheine, France; thence to Machede, Germany, until the signing of the armistice, 11 November 1918. Repatriated to England; discharged as medically unfit.
Date of death23 August 1969

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