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Henry Arthur FLEISCHMANN

Regimental number55
Place of birthLaidley, Queensland
SchoolThornton
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Addressc/o Mrs J W Alcom, Thornton, via Laidley, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriett Fleischmann, c/o T Hobbs, Abbey Farm, Wroxall, Warrickshire, England
Enlistment date29 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1 Australian General Hospital (November 1914)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on 21 November 1914
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Corps Orders


Recommendation date: 3 May 1917

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 May 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateDied of wounds 21 June 1918
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Age at death31
Place of burialFranvillers Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
182
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Harriett FLEISCHMANN, Thornton, Laidley, Queensland
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He worked for five jdays, continually under shell fire, steadying and encouraging his men by his cheerful example. When he and four others were wounded by a shell, he attended to the others at once, and brought them back to the dressing station jin spite of his severe wounds. He has shown conspicuous gallantry on many other occasions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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