Regimental number1732
Place of birthTumbarumba, New South Wales
AddressAdelong Road, Tumbarumba, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Diessel, Garden Street, North Wagga, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 November 1916
Place of burialBulls Road Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 10), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Tumbarumba Roll of Honour ('Advance Australia').
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Gallipoli, 31 May 1915.

Wounded in action, 15 July 1915.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, Mudros, 29 September 1915 (diarrhoea), and transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital; discharged from hospital, 4 November 1915.

Embarked Mudros for England, 4 November 1915; disembarked Southampton, England, 11 November 1915, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth; marched in to Australian Depot, Weymouth, 5 January 1916.

Treated for venereal disease, Portland Hospital, 1-2 February 1916.

Embarked Weymouth to rejoin unit, 7 June 1916.

Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, France, 17 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 18 August 1916 (shell shock), and admitted to Anzac Rest Station.

Admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 20 August 1916 (venereal disease: gonorrhea), and transferred to Ambulance Train No 15; admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 21 August 1916; transferred to 18th General Hospital, Etaples, 21 August 1916; proceeded to rejoin unit, 1 October 1916; rejoined unit, Belgium, 3 October 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 21 days.

Killed in action, 3 November 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DIESSEL Arthur