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Hugo John WEGENER

Regimental number3031
Place of birthPalmer South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBaker
AddressPalmer, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Wegener, Palmer, South Australia
Enlistment date16 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and resource near Lihons, 11 August, 1918. This man rushed an enemy machine gun post, and bayoneted the crew of two. Later, he successfully led a party of four against another machine gun post, which was holding up the advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Date of death2 October 1962
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery

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