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Charles KAMMERMANN

Regimental number3700
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressYeelanna, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kammermann, Yeelanna, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Enlistment date19 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Clan Mcewan on 28 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*surname two spellings Kammermann Kammerman
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of the 27th August, 1916, at about 9 p.m. when in charge of a horse ambulance wagon awaiting patients at CASUALTY CORNER (BAILIFF WOOD) heavy shell fire was opened by the enemy on that spot. Driver KAMMERMAN was standing at his horses heads at the time. The horses which were terrified and maddened by the shells, and one of which was wounded, broke away and raced down the road, KAMMERMAN ran after them, succeeded in catching them up and controlling them, at great personal risk to himself, both from shell fire and plunging horses, and returned with them to CASUALTY CORNER. The whole incident happened under heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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