Emanuel Augusta TODD

Badge Number: 13719, Sub Branch: State
13719

TODD, Emanuel Augusta

Service Numbers: 1833, 1833a
Enlisted: 16 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brompton Park, South Australia, 29 May 1879
Home Town: Brompton, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 25 November 1961, aged 82 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Dudley Park Cemetery
Area: T.K. Section: Sub section: Sector: Plot: Row: 019 Grave: 241
Memorials: Hindmarsh Federated Brick, Tile & Pottery Industrial Union Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

16 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1833, 32nd Infantry Battalion
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1833, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1833, 16th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Wounded SN 1833a, 16th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Military Service: 1833 Private Emmanuel Augusta Todd, Registration (Index 1842-1906 has "Manual Augusta Todd"). Born on 31st May 1879, at Brompton Park, Adelaide, South Australia (S.A.). Parents: James Samuel and Martha May (nee Bannister) Todd. Lived at 68 Gilles Street, Adelaide S.A. Worked as a Labourer. Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.), on l6th July 1915, at Keswick S.A. Age on enlistment was 36 years and 3 months. 5'8/2" tall and weighed in at 183 lbs, eyes and hair are brown, and had a medium complexion. Religion is Protestant. Enlistment began at Keswick and on 12th January 1916 embarked for Active Service with The l6th Battalion, D Company, 4h Brigade AIF: for France. On 10th April 1916 was wounded in action at Bullecourt, with shrapnel wound to the right shoulder. On 11th April was reported missing in action. Actually became a prisoner of war by the Germans that day, and was interned at Gefahgenenlager, Dulmen, West Germany, ( Gefangenenlager Dülmen). Mother Mrs J.S. Todd (Martha) of 68 Gilles Street, Adelaide South Australia was notified on 3rd May 1917. Returned to Australia on the 5th March 1919 on the "Nevasa", disembarking on l8th April 1919. Discharged from the AIF on 10th June 1919, termination of period of enlistment. When his Mother died 7t h February 1919, his eldest Brother George Henry notified the AIF that he was now Next of Kin. He stated that his Mothers name is "Margaret M. Todd" - confusing. He was issued with the 1914/15 Star, British War medal and Victory Medal. Death: SA BDM: Ade H B931 P7340.

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