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Mauritz Olaf Walter LUNDBERG

Regimental number2662
Place of birthStockholm, Sweden
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPort Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFriend, Mrs Daisy Daniel, George Street, Port Pirie, South Australia
Enlistment date27 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name given as Olaf Mauritz Lundberg on Nominal Roll.
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations near NAUROY on 29th September 1918 Private LUNDBERG displayed much gallantry, courage and devotion to duty. While his Platoon were advancing under heavy fire 11 of his comrades were made casualties by a shell bursting in the middle of his platoon. He immediately set to work and bandaged all the wounded, some of whom were very seriously hurt and unable to assist themselves. This task was done under considerable fire from the enemy and when it was complete he carried the wounded men a distance of two miles. Private LUNDBERG was carrying all night and though suffering greatly from fatigue did knot cease his gallant efforts until the last man was conveyed for medical treatment. His conduct on this occasion was beyond all praise and no doubt saved the lives of many of his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 September 1948
Age at death67
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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