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Ernest Alfred JAEGER

Regimental number4309
Place of birthTruro South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressEudunda, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anna M Jaeger, Eudunda, South Australia
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and initiative near Assevillers, 28 August, 1918. When a nest of machine guns was encountered this man worked round and effected a complete surprise by bombing them from the rear. By his daring action eighteen prisoners and two machine guns were taken without any casualties to his company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 July 1955
Age at death63
Place of burialEudunda Cemetery, South Australia

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