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Otto Carl JONSEN

Regimental number8731
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
AddressGlebe Point, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Albert Jonsen, Havilland, 196 Glebe Point Road, Glebe Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service29th Infantry
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian General Base Depot
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Medal

'At POZIERES on the morning of the 5th August, 1916 after working all night, hearing that number of wounded men were lying in No Man's Land, unattended these men [8731 O.C. JONSEN, 8529 A.A. PORTER] volunteered to go forward, and proceeding through a heavy barrage continued to dress the wounded through heavy shell fire until their supply of dressings was exhausted. They then carried in wounded under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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