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Edwin August Christian BORGELT

Regimental number2790
Date of birth17 September 1889
Place of birthNhill, Victoria
SchoolPayneham Public School, South Australia
ReligionLutheran
OccupationGardener
AddressRiver Street, Payneham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Borgelt, Westmartin, Payneham, South Australia
Enlistment date14 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date25 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 10th Bn, Mudros, 25 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 50th Bn, 26 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 25 June 1916 (shell wound, bomb, back), and admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance; transferred to 1st Casualty Clearing Station, 26 June 1916; to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 28 June 1916; to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 29 June 1916; to England, 29 June 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 30 June 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 28 August 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 16 September 1916.

Wounded in action (second occasion), Flers, 2 February 1917 (gun shot wound, left arm), admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance and then transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to No 3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen (left arm amputated); to England, 6 February 1917, and admitted to Frensham Hill Military Hospital, 7 February 1917. Transferred to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 5 July 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 27 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 September 1917; discharged, 25 April 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 February 1934
Age at death44
SourcesNAA: B2455, BORGELT Edwin August Christian

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