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Herman Oscar JUNGFER

Regimental number30708
Place of birthStockwell South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNuriootpa, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, H Jungfer, Truro Road, Angaston, South Australia
Previous military service80th Infantry
Enlistment date12 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name23rd Howitzer Brigade, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Estrees on 28-29 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 3 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty at Estrees on 28th/29th August1918. As linesmen attached to forward observation Officer Gunners Jungfer and [35621 Gunner Clarence Stanley] Hopkins maintained communications both between Field Observation Officer and Battalion Headquarters and between Battalion and Artillery Brigade Headquarters. By their disregard of danger and untiring efforts they enabled the F.O.O. to keep Artillery Brigade Headquarters informed of the situation and permitted opportunities to be taken advantage of. Their line was the only one available for the transmission of information regarding the situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 July 1954
Place of burialRenmark Cemetery

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