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Arthur George KLENNER

Regimental number84
Date of birth--/02/1890
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNile Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Hermann Klenner, Nile Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF10
Promotion date: 26 April 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: INF10
Promotion date: 19 August 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Consistent good work over two and a half years, showing great devotion to duty, also initiative as Company Quartermaster Sergeant.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 7 March 1917

Military Cross (Awarded)


Gallant single-handed act of bravery and quick judgement, rendering valuable services, also consistent good work. (Polygon Wood 19-22 September 1917).
Recommendation date: 7 October 1917"

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Single handed he captured an enemy machine gun which was holding up the advance, and captured or killed the whole of the team. When the final objective was captured he showed great judgment in placing his men so that heavy casualties were inflicted on the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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