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Frederick Henry LENSSENS

Regimental number1324
Place of birthEast Flanders Belgium
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressVictoria Street, Potts Point, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catrine Lenssens, Zundert, Holland
Enlistment date9 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name18th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4085
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 22 May 1917

FateDischarged 17 March 1919

Military Medal

'Near LAGNICOURT on 22nd April, 1917, this N.C.O. Interpreter-operator was in charge of a listening set forward of LAGNICOURT. He remained on continuous duty for 22 days during which time he laid lines right up to the enemy entanglements and succeeded in intercepting a certain amount of enemy conversation. Each night he patrolled and repaired his wires often under heavy machine gun and shell fire, particularly the nights of 27th/29th April, 1917, when his wires were cut time after time. His work on the various Listening Posts established all through the winter has been of the highest character.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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