James Oscar PIETSCH

PIETSCH, James Oscar

Service Number: 5752
Enlisted: 3 March 1916, Bendigo, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Elmore, Victoria, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Huntly, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 23 November 1964, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Bendigo Civil Cemetery
Memorials: Castlemaine Walmer State School No 402 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

3 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5752, 6th Infantry Battalion, Bendigo, Vic.
3 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5752, 6th Infantry Battalion
3 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5752, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Melbourne
14 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 60th Infantry Battalion, France
9 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 5752, 60th Infantry Battalion, Gassed near Dernancourt. Evacuated to CCS. Rejoined unit 20 August 1918.
25 Sep 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 59th Infantry Battalion, France
29 Sep 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 5752, 59th Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal, Gassed. Evacuated to UK. Never rejoined unit.
14 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 5752, 59th Infantry Battalion, RTA 21 December 1918 and discharged as MU (wounds).

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