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Lewis Conrad KLUG

Regimental number2676
Place of birthCharlton Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Fanny Elizabeth Klug, Ozone Hotel, Queenscliff, Victoria
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "2 May 1917

Mentioin in Corps Orders


Recommendation date: 11 August 1918"

FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 18), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
115
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Lewes and Fanny KLUG, The Ozone Hotel, Queenscliff, Victoria
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on SUNRAY Trench by 29th Battalion on 2nd March, 1917, the Nos. 1 and 2 of a bombing team became casualties just before the enemyUs block was reached. A call was made for a bayonet man and Private KLUG responded. He jumped over the block, and, though he at once encountered fierce opposition, bayoneted his first opponent and opened rapid fire on the remainder, forcing them to retire. At this point he was wounded and put out of action. Private KLUGUs action at this critical moment was much commented on by his comrades and enabled the advance to continue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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