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Ernie FUGGAR

Regimental number2162
Place of birthAlbury New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressLaverton, via Albury, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWilliam Fugger, Laverton, via Albury, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2162A
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at BROODSEINDE East of YPRES on October 3rd/6th, 1917. This N.C.O. was in charge of two sections carrying forward tools and stores to his Company detailed for the 2nd objective. He carried out his duties under heavy shell fire in a most efficient manner leading his party backwards and forwards frequently. He also maintained touch between Company and Battalion Headquarters. His successful leadership and contempt of personal danger and his perfect coolness and perseverance in spite of innumerable difficulties are worthy of the highest praise.'

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