Henry Albert APELT MM

Henry Albert Apelt Photo:
National Library of Australia
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
05-January-1915
Place
Roma
Age
20
Status
Single
Service No
972
Rank
Private
Unit
2nd Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcements
Embarked
22-May-1915
Place
Newcastle
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli, Middle East
Highest rank
Sergeant
Honours and Awards
Military Medal
Fate
Returned to Australia
March 1919
Notes

Henry Apelt served at Gallipoli from October to December 1915. In November 1916 he was hospitalised wit a fever at the 14th Australian General Hospital in Cairo, returning to duty in January 1917. In March 1918 his bravery in Jordan earned him the Military Medal. He was promoted to Sergeant in October. He returned to Australia in March 1919 and was discharged in June.

 

Military Medal citation: "His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the Field." (Awarded 27 November 1918)

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