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Lyle Stanley Durham KLAUER

Regimental number2555
Place of birthProspect, South Australia
SchoolChristian Brothers School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLaw student
AddressClifford Street, Torrensville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Christobelle Klauer, Clifford Street, Torrensville, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in 78th Bn, Senior Cadets, and as 2nd Lt, 78th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date29 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 33), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
110
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Supreme Court Roll of Honour, Adelaide, South Australia. Inscription ('Those Who Fell') reads: 'Ante diem periit sed miles sed pro patria' ['He died before his time, but as a soldier, and for his country.' From the Poem 'Clifton Chapel' by Henry Newbolt]. Commemorated in West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia. Parents: The Hon E.L.W. and Christabel KLAUER, 97 Carlton Parade, Torrensville, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 14 January 1916 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged to Base Details, Zeitoun, 21 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 March 1916.

Attached to 2nd Field Survey Company, 1 July 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 3 March 1917.

Attached to 7th Brigade Headquarters, 17 May 1917.

Found guilty, 31 May 1917, of failing to salute an Officer: forfeited 6 days' pay.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 13 December 1917.

Killed in action, 2 September 1918.

Handwritten note, Form B103: 'Buried Isolated Grave in Field In Shell Hole just S. of Allaines & 1½ mls N of Peronne'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KLAUER Lyle Stanley Durham
Red Cross File No 1530104E

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