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Christopher UHLMANN

Regimental number3
Place of birthTingalpa, Wynnum, Queensland
SchoolHemmant State School, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationButcher
AddressLindum, Cleveland Line, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9.75"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence May Uhlmann, Lindum, Cleveland Line, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed as Sergeant in 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces..
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentTransport Sergeant
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board A15 Star Of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 21 July 1917
Place of death or woundingZillebeke, near Ypres, Belgium
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialReninghelst New Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 27), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Christoph and Esther UHLMANN; husband of Florence May UHLMANN, Lindum, Queensland. Native of Tingalpa, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1722 Bombardier Thomas Percy UHLMANN, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 15 February 1918; Cousins: 653B Pte David Howard UHLMANN, 12th Machine Gun Company, returned to Australia, 15 January 1919; 3245 Pte John Reginald UHLMANN, 41st Bn, returned to Australia, 4 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 26 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 4th Divisional Artillery, 5 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 August 1916.

Marched out from Australian Army Training Depot, Park House, to Winchester, England, 10 September 1916; marched into Training Depot, Park House, from Winchester, 2 October 1916.

Transferred to 21st Field Artillery Brigade, Boyton (116th Howitzer Battery), 26 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1917; taken on strength, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 30 March 1917, and posted to 101st Howitzer Battery.

Killed in action, 21 July 1917.

Statement, Red Cross File, 25878 Bombardier S.P. HALL, 102nd Howitzer Battery, 1 September 1917: 'I had the following from a Driver in the 101st Howitzer, who saw what is related but whose name I do not know. It was near Zillebeke on the right of Ypres on July 21st. He said Uhlmann was wounded in the arm. The Doctor of No. 1 Bde, Bombr. E. Barrs and Gnr. N. Salisbury went to his assitance. Another shell fell almost in the same spot and killed ther four. The matter was known to many and full details can be got from the Bty. Uhlmann was a Sgt. His people have a farm near Bribane. He came from Egypt in the Corsican in March 1916. He was in the 116th How. Bty. but had been transferred to the 101st on March 22 1917.'

Second statement, 5731 Pte J. WESTLAKE, 101st Howitzer Battery (Patient, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartyford), 9 October 1917: 'He was a Sgt. I am in same Unit and he was Sgt. of my Sub section C. I saw him killed by shell when he was being attended to for a "Blighty" by Dr. Aspinall. Pte W. Salisbury, Bombdr Barrs were killed by same shell. Uhlmann was buried at Reninghelst Cemetery just outside the gate. Was present at the burial, service read by Chaplain Rodenknight of 2nd Bgde. Uhlmann was from Brisbane and was a splendid stamp of man.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, UHLMANN Christopher
Red Cross File 28102051

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