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Ernest Charles WEGER

Regimental number2101
Place of birthProspect South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
Addressc/o Albert E. Weger, Port Road, Kilkenny, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSi and Fa, Albert E. Weger, Mabel D Weger, Seppeltsfield, South Australia
Enlistment date6 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He acted as first bayonet man and himself killed eight of the enemy. He was wounded at the beginning, but hung on till next day when he was evacuated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Date of death4 March 1966
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium

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