Arntzen Louis

SURNAME Arntzen
NAME Louis
PLACE-BIRTH Copenhagen, Denmark
OCCUPATION Farmer
PLACE-ENLISTMENT Mossman
DATE-ENLISTMENT 30-10-2014
NEXT-OF-KIN Andrew Arntzen, brother, later Mrs L. Arntzen, Faelledvej, Copenhagen, mother
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE Farmer at Mossman with brother, Andrew.
REGIMENT-1 5th Light Horse Regiment
RANK Lance Corporal on 09-03-15
CAMPAIGN-1 Gallipoli
KILLED-IN-ACTION Yes 28-06-15 Buried on Harris Ridge, Anzac Cove, Gallipoli
OTHER-INFO Medals: 14/15 Star, British War Medal, Memorial Scroll and Plaque sent to his mother.
STORY-OUTLINE Louis Arntzen, born in Copenhagen, conversant in 5 languages, a naturalised British subject, ran a cane farm at Mossman with brother Andrew. He enlisted on 30th October 1914 and departed Australia on the A34 'Persic' in December 1914 with the 5th Light Horse Regiment. He was briefly hospitalised with influenza in February 1915, appointed Lance Corporal in March and then participated in the fighting at Gallipoli. On 28th June he was killed in action and buried on Harris Ridge, Anzac Cove, Gallipoli.
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