|Place of birth||Albury, New South Wales|
|Address||Cootamundra, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||18.1|
|Next of kin||Father, Charles Wartzelhan, Newmarket, Albury, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the 44th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Pioneer Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/13/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||3704A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of burial||La Chapelette British Cemetery (Plot III, Row F, Grave 13), Peronne, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated on the entrance gates to the grounds of St Patrick's Church, Albury, New South Wales. Parents: Christie and Freda WARTZELHAN.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; found guilty, at sea, 22 February 1917, of insolence to an Officer: awarded 96 hours' detention; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917.
Marched into Pioneer Training Bn, 27 March 1917.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 30 March 1917 (venereal disease); transferred to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 30 March 1917; discharged to Depot, 17 April 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 23 days.
Found guilty, 15 August 1917, of failing to appear at parade ordered by his CO at 6.30 am, 15 August 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to camp.
Found guilty, 20 August 1917, of insolence to an NCO: awarded 3 days' confined to camp.
Found guilty, 25 September 1917, of neglect to obey orders in that he was in Redenham without leave: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Found guilty, 3 October 1917, of using obscene language to an NCO: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Proceeded overseas to France, 18 February 1918; taken on strength, 15th Pioneer Bn, in the field, 6 March 1918.
Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 8 March 1918 (cut tongue, accidental), and transferred to 2nd Field Ambulance; to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 9 March 1918; rejoined Bn, 19 April 1918.
Reallotted Regimental Number 3704A.
Detached to 1st Division Headquarters, 7 July 1918; rejoined Bn, 23 July 1918.
Transferred to 6th Bn, 9 September 1918.
Wounded in action, 20 September 1918 (gun shot wound, buttock and hip), and admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 September 1918.
Died of wounds, 22 September 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Next of kin address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Albury, Victoria.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WARTZELHAN Albert|