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Australia's Fighting Sons of the Empire p.142
|Date of Birth||
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|Place of Birth||Rivertown, South Australia|
|Death||18 Sep 1918|
|Place of Death||Hindenburg Outpost Line, France|
|Age at Enlistment||32 years, 4 months|
5' 5½" (1.66m) tall ; 145 lbs|
65.771 kg; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||NOK Fremantle road, (Forrest road), Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Mother , Mrs Martha Werndly|
|Date of Enlistment||20 Nov 1916|
|Unit/Formation||46th Battalion 8th reinforcement, C Company (Medical Orderly) / 12th Brigade, 4th Division|
|Date of Embarkation||29 Dec 1916 ‒ 3 Mar 1917|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A34 Persic|
|Fate||Killed in Action 18 Sep 1918 at the Hindenburg Outpost line, France|
Armadale War Memorial (West Armadale panel) |
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
Australian War Memorial
British War Medal |
Electoral Roll entries - 1912 - 1916 farm hand residing in the Dowerin district
Within a few days of entering camp, Arthur was allocated to the 8th Reinforcement draft for the 46th Battalion.
On arrival in England he was sent to the 12th Training Battalion in Codford to complete his training and then proceeded overseas to France through Folkestone on 4 Jun 1917.
In France he spent a few days in the 4th Division's Base Depot in Étaples before joining the 46th Battalion along with 92 others on 21 Jun 1917 as they are going into billets at Le Doulieu, some 10 km west of Armentieres.
Served at Armentieres, Bullecourt, Messines, and Dernancourt. Granted leave to the UK from 9 - 24 Mar 1918.
On 18 Sep 1918 the 46th Battalion made up the third wave of an attack on the German positions known as the Hindenburg Outpost Line. The attack was successful with relatively light casualties on the Australian side. Arthur was one of only 15 killed that day, with another 135 wounded.
WERNDLY.-Killed in action on September 18, 1918, Private Arthur, third beloved son of Mrs. M. Werndly, Armadale, brother of Owen died of wounds, Harry, (Dowerin), Albert, Victoria, Louise and Charles, (Armadale).
Buried in the JEANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION - Plot VI, Row A, Grave 1 Son of Henry and Martha Werndly of Armadale, Western Australia. Jeancourt is a small village situated approximately halfway between Péronne and St Quentin.