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Frederick William TORNQUIST

Regimental number3939
Date of birth4 April 1886
Place of birthMintaro, South Australia
AddressBute, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, F Tornquist, Penwortham, South Australia
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'For gallant conduct whilst on patrol ... during the operations at GUEUDECOURT in November, he encountered single handed a German patrol of 1 N.C.O. and 2 men and succeeded in bringing them unwounded to our lines as prisoners. His work has been constantly good throughout, handling his men well under difficult and trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 August 1962
Place of burialBrinkworth Cemetery, South Australia

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