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Joseph Harvey KRUGER

Regimental number37
Place of birthPort Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolGraham Street State School, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Other trainingNaval Cadet
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address248 Bridge Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Chas Kruger, 248 Bridge Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date16 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Refers 29 October 1915.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during rescue operations near Anzac, Gallipoli." Details from Father.
FateDied of wounds 26 February 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
96
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Annie KRUGER, 248 Bridge Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during rescue operations near Anzac, Gallipoli Peninsula, on 29th October, 1915, when he repeatedly enetered a mine tunnel and shaft to rescue others. He showed great pluck, and, though suffering from the effects of the fumes, succeeded, with the aid of another man, in bringing up the body of an officer who had succumbed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44
Date: 6 April 1916

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