HEINRICH, Harry Fred

Service Number: 1692
Enlisted: 17 February 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Blackrock, South Australia, 23 October 1888
Home Town: Canowie Belt, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Peterborough Lutheran School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, Armenieres, France, 1 May 1918, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme
Plot I, Row D, Grave 12
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Jamestown Canowie Belt Honour Roll, Jamestown Canowie Belt Yongala Estate Volunteers Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1692, 50th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1692, 50th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
30 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1692, 50th Infantry Battalion
8 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1692, 50th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
4 Feb 1918: Honoured Military Medal, Broodseinde Ridge, Private 1692 Harry Heinrich was awarded the MILITARY MEDAL on 04th February 1918(Gazetted) for his courage as a Stretcher Bearer for the wounded at Broodseinde Ridge, Oct 1917 during heavy shelling.
25 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1692, 50th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux, DoW 1 May 1918

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Father Adolph Augustive Heinrich and Mother Ernstena Paulina Heinrich (nee Hempel),
lived at Jamestown, South Australia.
(1922 moved to Clarke Street, Freeling, SA).

17/02/1916  took oath and enlisted into WWI in Jamestown, SA

Described on enlisting as 27 years 4months of age; single; 5' 2.5" tall; 138 lbs;
fair complexion; grey eyes; fair hair; Lutheran

13/03/1916  appointed to 'C' Company, 2nd Depot Battalion
                   Adelaide Camp

11/04/1916  embarked Outer Harbour, SA onboard HMAT A60 Aeneas
                   as a Private with  50th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement

27/05/1916  allotted to 50th Battalion in Tel-el-Kebir

05/06/1916  proceeded to join British Expeditionary Forces, ex Alexandria,
                   onboard HT Arcadian
12/06/1916  disembarked into Marseilles, France

15/08/1916  Shell shock - in the field - "stayed in the field"

02/02/1917  sick with Mumps - admitted to 38th Canadian Casualty Clearing Station
26/02/1917  returned to unit

19/03/1917  Rose Measles - admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance
                   transferred to Casualty Clearing Station
02/04/1917  returned to unit

04/02/1918 Awarded MILITARY MEDAL

28/04/1918  gun shot wound to thigh, received in action at the battle for
                   Villers-Bretonneux, France
                   admitted to 25th Field Ambulance
                   transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station

01/05/1918  died of wounds received in action

buried in:     Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
                   Plot I, Row D, Grave 12

His name is commemorated on Panel 150 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Medals:        MILITARY MEDAL; British War medal (37754); Victory medal (37447)
                   Memorial Plaque and Scroll (344790)

Submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  30/03/2017.  Lest we forget.