Henry FUSS

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FUSS, Henry

Service Number: 1680
Enlisted: 31 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Redruth, South Australia, 18 May 1882
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Goodwood Public School & Pultney Street School, South Australia
Occupation: Tinsmith
Died: Killed in Action , Passchendaele, Belguim, 19 October 1917, aged 35 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Commemorated on Menin Gate
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1680, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1680, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1680, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
19 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1680, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

Newspaper articles

FUSS.— In loving memory of our dear brother
Henry, Corporal 50th Battalion, killed in action
France, October 19, 1917.
We shall remember far from us you're sleeping,
We ne'er may see jour resting place, and yet
We would not have it otherwise, though, dear
one,
We can't forget.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping
Leave we now our loved one sleeping.
— Inserted by his loving sisters and brothers and
Roy (on active service).
FUSS. — In loving memory of our dear son, Cor-
poral Henry Fuss. 50th Battalion, killed in ac-
tion, France, October 19, 1917.
Only "good night," beloved, not farewell,
A little while and all His saints shall dwell
In hallowed union, indivisible,
Good night.
— Inserted by his loving mother and father

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1680 Private Henry Fuss, 50th Battalion from Forrestville, South Australia. A 33 year old tinsmith prior to enlisting on 31 August 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 2nd Reinforcements of the 50th Battalion from Adelaide on 11 April 1916 aboard HMAT Aeneas. During further training in England, he was promoted to Corporal on 23 September 1916. After proceeding to France and then to Belgium, he joined the 50th Battalion on 1 October 1917. Shortly afterwards, he was killed in action at Passchendaele on 19 October 1917 and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres, Belgium with others who have no known grave." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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