1. Grave:A.I.F. Burial GroundXII. K. 9. Flers
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.136
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour22B GQS

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Son of Mr. H. A. C. and Mrs. B. A. Teitzel, of Warwick, Queensland. Telegraphist.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 25/Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 

BEAN 19 May. 145. at&. on Morlancourt. 10-11 June 219 223.41;
BEAN 25th Battallon (Q?land), 42, 190, I ~ I R , attacks O.G. Lines, ?g July, 627, 630.1. 633-6. 638. (casualties) 643, preparations for attack of 4-5 Aug , 666-7, attacks 0 C Lines, 4-5 Aug., 677 et scq, 690% 691, 693, 694, casualties. 25 July-7 Aug., 724));

BEAN relieves Gellibrand?s column, PO a1 Mar., 1 7 7 ~1 88; morale of, 189; captures Lagnicourt 26 Mar., 188-105; 13 Dde. relieves:

BEAN Second Bullecourt: plan( 424. 430. 453. attacks, 3 May, 44 8 454 455 456n. 4749s. first &r: c/aitack b61-2 467 second c/attack 470. 2s? Bn. ;oins ?5 Bde. in 0.G: Lines. 471-7. -476 et sea. (withdraws) 481,-?48& 486, 495 ? 493. 14 Bde. relieves, 8 May, 527,

Action : The Battles of the Somme 1916 

The Battle of the Somme 1st July - 18th November 1916 is inevitably characterised by the appalling casualties (60,000) on the first day, July 1st 1916. Having failed to break through the German lines in force, and also failed to maximise opportunities where success was achieved, the battle became a series of attritional assaults on well defended defence in depth. The battle continued officially until 18th November 1916 costing almost 500,000 British casualties. German casualties were about the same, and French about 200,000. The Somme could not be counted a success in terms of ground gained or the cost, but it had a strategic impact as it marked the start of the decline of the German Army. Never again would it be as effective whilst the British Army, learning from its experience eventually grew stronger to become a war winning army. The German High Command recognised that it could never again fight another Somme, a view that advanced the decision to invoke unrestricted submarine warfare in an attempt to starve Britain of food and material, and in doing so accelerated the United States declaration of war thus guaranteeing the eventual outcome. 287 Brethren were killed on the Somme in 1916.

Detail :

See INDIVIDUALS. Enlisted 3/2/15 File has a series of poignnant letters asking for information about the missing son. Also letter dated 1927 advising that remains found & exhumed etc. Body found at 57D X4 B.3.9

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : St. George's No. 1372 E.C.Unknown

15th November 1910
24th November 1910
1st December 1910

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