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Carl Emil DORSCH

Regimental number20543
Date of birth13 May 1897
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
OccupationMedical student
AddressProspect, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.5"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Dorsch, Clifton Street, Prospect, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets; transferred to 19th Company, Australian Army Medical Corps, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date7 June 1918
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, General Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board SS Gaika on 6 August 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollGeneral Service Reinforcements
FateDischarged in the United Kingdom 11 September 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Caspar and Agnes DORSCH. Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date11 September 1919
Family/military connectionsSister: Staff Nurse Gertrude Maria Othelia DORSCH, Australian Army Nursing Service, returned to Australia, 12 July 1919.
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Adelaide, 6 August 1918; disembarked London, England, 13 October 1918.

Admitted to Hurdcott Group Clearing Hospital, 21 October 1918 (influenza); discharged to Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Fovant, 4 November 1918.

Found guilty, 22 November 1918, of being absent without leave from 2359, 20 November, to 2200, 21 November 1918: admonished, and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Attached for duty to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 December 1918.

Admitted sick to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 11 February 1919 (influenza); rejoined 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, on duty, 26 February 1919.

Discharged from the AIF in London on being demobilised. 11 September 1919.

War service: 1 year 97 days (of which 1 year 37 days was abroad)

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death31 July 1938
Age at death41
Place of burialLoxton Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, DORSCH Carl Emil

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