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Jens Peter MENG

Regimental number3379
Date of birth2 May 1888
Place of birthNewbury, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHarness maker
AddressWalkerstone via Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 9"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, Jens L Meng, Walkerstone via Mackay, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 October 1916
Place of enlistmentMackay, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Discharge date7 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6059 Pte Frank Andrew MENG, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 15 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 12 April 1917, and marched in to 12th Training Bn, Codford. Transferred to Engineers Details, 27 June 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1917; taken on strength, 14th Field Company Engineers, 4 October 1917. Transferred to 15th Field Company Engineers, 20 October 1917.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 December 1917 (ulcer, left great toe); transferred same day to 5th Australian Division Rest Station; to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 16 December 1917; to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 19 December 1917; by Ambulance Train to 55th General Hospital, Boulogne, 30 December 1917; to 12th Convalescent Depot, Aubergne, 20 January 1918; to 10th Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 22 February 1918; to 5th Division Rest Campt, 25 March 1918; to Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 28 March 1918; rejoined unit, 10 April 1918.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 April 1918 (scabies); discharged to duty, 15 April 1918.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 1 December 1918 (bunions, left foot); transferred to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 December 1918; by Ambulance Train No 31 to St Louis General Hospital, Rouen, 5 December 1918; to England, 13 December 1918 (trench feet), and admitted to Hospital, Boscombe, 14 December 1918; to Australian Hospital, Sutton Veny, 4 January 1919; discharged on furlough, 8 January 1919, to report to No 1 Command Depot, 22 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Plassy', 17 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 30 April 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged, 7 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as Q141282, Private; enlisted Brisbane, Queensland, 23 April 1942; discharged, 1 Base Ordnance Depot, 17 November 1948.
Date of death1 May 1965
Age at death77
Place of burialMt Gravatt Crematorium, Brisbane, Queensland

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