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Augustin Frederick SIEBERT

Regimental number7969
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressMayville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E M Siebert, Joslin Street, Mayville, South Australia
Previous military service19th Army M. Comp 3 1/2 yrs Sgt. Resigned
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Private SIEBERT when in charge of a squad of stretcher bearers at a relay post on 5th April, 1918 North of Buire rendered invaluable service in directing the work of squads at the post in evacuating wounded. By his stirring example and untiring devotion to duty, he stimulated the efforts of the bearers for a period of 24 hours under constant and heavy shell and machine gun fire, when on the verge of exhaustion. He succeeded in maintaining the rapid evacuation of wounded who would have been exposed to great danger by the least delay.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Discharge date14 July 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Macquarie', 28 March 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 21 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 14 July 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, MSBV

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death19 September 1938
Age at death48
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 7, Grave No. 45 East), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SIEBERT Augustin Frederick

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