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Herbert Anton GUNDERSON

Regimental number611
Place of birthWaterloo New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCrown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs V Gunderson, Crown Street, SurryHills, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "9 December 1916 (Awarded 26 December 1916"

FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918

Military Medal

'During operations north of GUEUDECOURT 27th November to 6th December, 1916, Lance Corporal GUNDERSON had charge of a telephone station in the front line. At the end of his tour he volunteered to stay on and eventually completed nine days on his post. For the first two days the telephone was in an exposed position in the bottom of the front line trench, after which it was moved to a German dug out in the front line. On three occasions he went out at night alone and repaired the wire under a heavy barrage. On one occasion he re-established communication within 20 minutes. This work was done on his own initiative as GUNDERSON was a telephonist and not a linesman. The work of this N.C.O. and his general bearing and conduct under fire are worthy of the highest commendation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 July 1970
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis

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