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Ernst Wilhelm Julius WRUCK

Regimental number3246
Place of birthMarburg, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, Carl Heirich Bruno Wruck, Milmoe, via Mundubbera, Gayndah Line, Queensland
Enlistment date15 January 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Discharge date29 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Embarked Melbourne, 10 May 1917; disembarked Suez, 20 June 1917.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 28 July 1917.

Transfererd to 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 11 August 1917, and taken on strength, 13 August 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Jaffa, 1 December 1917; transferred to 43rd Stationary Hospital, 4 December 1917; to 44th Stationary Hospital, 7 December 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 7 December 1917 (rectal abscess); to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 9 January 1918; discharged to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 29 January 1918; rejoined 2nd Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 24 February 1918.

Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 1 July 1918 (malaria); transferred to Anzac Recovery Station, 1 July 1918; to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 July 1918; to 36th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 5 July 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 8 July 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, 8 July 1918; to Rest Camp, Port Said, 31 July 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, 7 August 1918; rejoined 2nd Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 12 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Ulimaroa', 13 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 19 April 1919, to disembark Brisbane; discharged, 29 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Ernest Wilhelm Julius WRUCK; next of kin address incorrectly recorded as Mundubbuna.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WRUCK Ernst Wilhelm Julius

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