|Place of birth||Eaglehawk, Bendigo, Victoria|
|School||State School, Victoria|
|Address||Victoria Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, E.G. Wetzlar, Victoria Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Bendigo, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||23rd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||23rd Battalion|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Place of death or wounding||Mont St Quentin, France|
|Age at death||22|
|Place of burial||Bath Locksbrook Cemetery (Plot C, Row H, Grave 34), Somerset.|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Ernest George and Annie WETZLAR.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria, Egypt, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 31 March 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Base Depot, Etaples, no date stated.
Proceeded to unit, 30 June 1916; taken on strength of 23rd Bn, 1 July 1916.
Wounded in action, 22 August 1916, and admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance the same day (shrapnel wound, right leg); transferred to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station, 23 August 1916; to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 24 August 1916; to England, 7 September 1916; to No 2 Western General Hospital, Manchester, 7 September 1916; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 21 November 1916; discharged to furlough, 27 November 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 13 December 1916.
Marched into 6th Training Bn, Rollestone, 15 December 1916.
Found guilty, 3 January 1917, of (1) being absent without leave from 0830 hours, 30 December 1916, until 2030 hours, 30 December 1916: (2) neglecting to obey standing orders by being out of bounds without a pass: awarded 3 days' confined to barracks, and total forfeiture of 3 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 4 August 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 4 February 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 8 February 1917; rejoined 23rd Bn, 16 February 1917.
Promoted Lance Corporal, 26 May 1917.
Promoted Corporal, 10 November 1917.
Proceeded to England for duty, 1 January 1918; marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 4 January 1918, and attached to permanent cadre for duty.
Detached from Overseas Training Bde, 1 May 1918, and proceeded overseas to France the same day; marched into New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, 2 May 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 4 May 1918; rejoined 23rd Bn, 7 May 1918.
Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 1 September 1918; admitted to No 5 Australian Field Ambulance, 1 September 1918 (gunshot wound, right leg, with compound fracture of fibia); transferred to No 23 Casualty Clearing Station, 1 September 1918; to No 53 Casualty Clearing Station, 1 September 1918; to No 15 Ambulance Train, 2 September 1918; to No 11 Stationary Hospital, 2 September 1918; to England, 12 September 1918; to War Hospital, Bath, 13 September 1918 (right leg amputated).
Died, War Hospital, Bath, 23 October 1918.
Buried, Locksbrook Cemetery, 26 October 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WETZLAR John Albert|