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Ernest Raymond BREGENZER

Regimental number123
Place of birthDonald, Victoria
SchoolHome tuition
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBookkeeper
AddressCamperdown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinSister, Margaret Bregenzer, Camperdown, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the South African War.
Enlistment date26 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 August 1918
Place of death or woundingnr Peronne, France
Age at death39
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialAssevillers New british Cemetery (Plot XI, Row C, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
95
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Louis and Margaret BREGENZER. Born at Laen, Victoria
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in re-organizing his platoon after the officer had been killed. When the advance was checked by an enemy post he rushed forward, bombed the machine gun, and captured fifteen prisoners. His dash and determination materially contributed to the establishment of our line in its new position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Family/military connectionsNephew: Louis BREGENZER, wounded, taken prisoner, died in Germany.

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