Herbert Vaughan Ettingshausen

First Name: 
Herbert
Middle Name: 
Vaughan
Last Name: 
Ettingshausen
Alternate Spelling: 
Ettingshauson
Date of Birth: 
Monday, June 27, 1892
Mother's Name: 
Annie (nee Taper)
Father's Name: 
Harry Ettingshausen
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, September 4, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
Field Engineers
Company: 
14th Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, July 20, 1916
Place of Death: 
Fromelle France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Herbert Ettingshausen of Kiama, NSW, attended St Josephs Convent School and Kiama Public School. He had spent 4 years in the CMF with the 2nd Infantry. At the time of enlistment he was a single 23 year old carpenter, who was working for State Public Works.

He embarked on HMAT A35 Berrima on 17th December 1915 with 2nd Reinforcements, 7th Field Company Engineers. While in Egypt, on 18th March 1916, he was transferred to the 14th Field Engineers. From Egypt he was sent to France where he took part in the battle for Fromelle. Engineers were used to dig trenches and strong points for the infantry. It was while so engaged in no mans land that he was killed instantly. He has no specific grave but is buried in the mass graves at V C Corner Cemetery Fromelle.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ETTINGSHAUSEN H V

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