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Edward William JERGENS

Regimental number2354
Place of birthPoint Lincoln, South Australia
SchoolCatholic School
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 9"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Jergens, Leicester Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 5), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: August and Mary JERGENS; husband of E. JERGENS, Lester Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria. Native of South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 9 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 3 April 1916.

Marched in 8th Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 1 May 1916.

Taken on strength of 32nd Bn as a supernumerary to establishment, Ferry Post, 24 May 1916; absorbed into strength of 32nd Bn, 27 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JERGENS Edward William
Red Cross file 1440114

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