Robert Edward LOTZE


LOTZE, Robert Edward

Service Number: 3653
Enlisted: 16 August 1915, Holsworthy, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: St Peter's, New South Wales, 1 April 1894
Home Town: Hurlstone Park, Canterbury, New South Wales
Schooling: Chappel Street Public School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 3 August 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3653, Holsworthy, New South Wales
20 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3653, 18th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3653, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
3 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3653, 18th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Robert was born 1894, to Edward and Charlotte Lotze and resided at "Glencoe" Duntroon St, Hurlstone Park, Sydney.

He enlisted on 16/8/1915 with the 8th reinforcements/18th Battalion.

Embarked from Sydney on 20 Dec 1915 aboard H.M.AT A60 "AENEAS"

On 03 Aug 1916, whilst cleaning his rifle with his mate 2449 Pte John Poole (/explore/people/315786) they were hit by enemy artillery and both killed.

They are buried beside each other at the British Cemetery, Pozieres. 

Robert's diary and some personal effects are still in the family.