Soloman LITTMANN MM

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LITTMANN, Soloman

Service Number: 2403
Enlisted: 3 May 1915, Place of enlistment - Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion
Born: London, England, 1892
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Margate Jewish College, England
Occupation: Commercial Traveller
Died: Wounds , near Blangy-Tronville, France, 18 May 1918
Cemetery: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme
Plot II, Row B, Grave 27 Headstone Inscription "DEEPLY MOURNED BY HIS SORROWING PARENTS SISTERS, BROTHERS & FIANCEE", Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy St Pierre, Amiens, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, WA Jewish War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2403, 11th Infantry Battalion, Place of enlistment - Perth, Western Australia
25 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2403, 11th Infantry Battalion, Embarked on HMAT 'A63' Karoola from Fremantle on 25th June 1915 disembarking Egypt. Embarked on HMAT 'A35' Berrima from Alexandria, Egypt on 31st July 1915, disembarking Dardanelles, Turkey on 4th August 1915.
1 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 51st Infantry Battalion
5 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2403, 51st Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wounds to legs and feet
9 Nov 1917: Honoured Military Medal, "On 26th Sept 1917 during the attack on ZONNEBEKE RIDGE, N.E. of YPRES these men as company runners did exceptional good work carrying important messages to Battalion Head Qrs, often under heavy shell, & machine gun fire at great personal risk. Their courage & devotion to duty was conspicuous & their responsibility that communication was kept with Coy & Battalion never failed." The five soldiers were 2403 Soloman LITTMANN, 2690 Gilbert McLENNAN, 1924 James Holland, 3011 Charles Bogie YOUNG and 2920 Frederick Carl HIEDEN, all Privates. The soldier's service records had also been noted "Army Corps Commander expresses appreciation of gallant services rendered during recent operations."
17 May 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 51st Infantry Battalion, Wounded in action, gunshot wounds to abdomen, arm and leg. Subsequently succumbing to those wounds on 18th May 1918.

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