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41 Battalion
3 Sep 1894, B55364
Nambour, Queensland
8 November 1915
HMAT Demosthenes
22 June 1916

Mother: Mrs Mary Elizabeth Ackerman (nee Farthing), Yandina, North Coast Line, Queensland.

Father: Daniel Ackerman.

8/11/15, enlisted at Brisbane, Queensland.
Occupation: Labourer
Age: 21 years 2 months
Status: Single
Prior Service: 6 years Militia Brisbane
Height: 5 feet 7 1/2 inches
Weight: 149 pounds
Chest: 33 3/8 inches
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Grey
Hair: Brown
Religion: Church of England
Distinctive Marks: Scar on head, scar on left thigh.

22/2/16, Bells Paddock.
22/6/16, M (Machine) Gun Section, 41st Battalion, embarked Troopship A64 "Demosthenes".
24/10/16, appointed L/Cpl, England.
24/11/16, proceeds overseas, France.
17/8/17, promoted Corporal.
13/10/17, promoted Sergeant.
22/12/17, marched in Rouelles, France.
26/12/17, To Front, Rouelles.
1/8/18, Sgt, wounded in action, France.
12/8/18, Sgt, invalided to UK, Wd.
15/8/18, King George Miltary Hospital, Sgt admitted (GSW head severe)
10/12/18, Sgt, Returned to Australia per "Somali" (GSW head frac.), England

Personal History:
Married - Elsie May ............
Residence - Panorama Dve., Nambour.
Occupation - labourer and linesman.

  • Broodseinde
  • Messines
  • Passchendaele
Returned to Australia
10 December 1918
26 August 1967
Buried: Nambour Garden Lawn Cemetery Maroochy Shire, Queensland, Australia
Nambour Garden Lawn Cemetery

Maroochy Shire Honor Roll, Shire Chambers, Bury Street, Nambour

Nambour (Maroochy Shire) Roll of Honor Scroll, Private Collection, Nambour (this scroll was available for sale to the public after the war)

Yandina/Maroochy River/North Arm Roll of Honour, Yandina School of Arts Hall, Corner of Stevens and Farrell Streets, Yandina


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