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George Harold ULBRICH

Regimental number52374
Date of birth13 November 1898
Place of birthNorth Booraham, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNorth Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M M Ulbrich, 19 Burnett Street, North Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets for 4 years (Area 23); 1.5 years in 13th Company, Australian Garrison Artillery: still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date23 November 1917
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1 to 3 (WA) and (TAS) Reinforcements (May-Oct 1918)
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMATA14 Euripides on 1 May 1918
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Discharge date12 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 1 May 1918; transshipped to HMS 'Tuetonic', New York, 14 June 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 2 July 1918, marched into 9th Training Bn, and allotted to 40th Bn.

Admitted sick to Fovant Military Hospital, 10 July 1918 (no further details recorded); marched into 9th Training Bn from hospital, 15 July 1918.

Transferred to Artillery Details, Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 23 July 1918, and mustered as Gunner.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 October 1918; taken on strength, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, 13 November 1918, and posted to 43rd Battery, in the field.

Appointed Driver, 29 November 1918.

Attached for duty to 14th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 19 March 1919; rejoined unit from attachment, 19 March 1919.

Remustered as Gunner, and marched out for return to Australia, 10 May 1919; detached to Graves Registration Detachment, 11 May 1919.

On leave to United Kingdom, 16-30 June 1919.

Detached to 11th Field Artillery Brigade from Graves Registration Detachment, 19 August 1919.

Transferred to England for return to Australia, 24 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Denison', 25 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 13 November 1919; discharged, Hobart 12 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, Burnie, Tasmania, 4 May 1942; discharged as T29522 Lance Corporal, Line of Communication Area, 25 June 1945.
Date of death11 March 1967
Place of burialWivenhoe Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, ULBRICH George Harold

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