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Regimental number6644
Place of birthKalmar Sweden
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBullfinch, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinBrother, J O Swanson, Torsus, Kalmar, Sweden
Enlistment date22 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919

Military Medal

'As leader of a stretcher bearer squad during the operations East of VILLERS BRETONNEUX, near AMIENS, from 8th to 11th August 1918, this man under heavy artillery, machine gun and rifle fire, got in many wounded, and was thus responsible for saving a great number of lives. He refused to take a rest until he had systematically searched the battlefield to ensure that all the wounded had been brought in., He set a conspicuous example of devotion to duty and great bravery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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