Henry Mervyn SANTWYK

Regimental number3134
Place of birthWaverley, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of Christ
AddressBelmore Road, Hurstville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 2"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C. Santwyk, Belmore Road, Hurstville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of height)
Enlistment date11 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 5 February 1916.

Transferred to 54th Bn, 14 February 1916; taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Fell out on march to Ferry Post, and transferred to 5th Divisional Details, Tel el Kebir, 27 March 1916; admitted to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, 28 March 1916 (heat stroke); discharged to duty, 3 April 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 18 May 1916, and taken on strength, Ferry Post.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Now, 25 August 1916, reported 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2410613: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Statement, 3183 Pte E.H. MILLERSHIP, 60th Bn (patient, Northants War Hospital, Duston, England), 14 October 1916: 'Informant states that on July 19th 1916 at the right of Fleurbaix some of his Coy found Santwyk's identification disc, he had evidently been blown up by a shell. He is posted as killed.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SANTWYK Henry Mervyn
Red Cross File No 2410613