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Regimental number3231
Place of birthPenrith, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address33 Clarendon Road Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bronger, 33 Clarendon Road, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 33rd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918
Discharge date12 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 February 1916.

Transferred to 55th Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 13 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Detached to 5th Army Cookery School, 10 April 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, from detachment, 13 May 1917.

On leave, 28 December 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 14 January 1918.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 22 January 1918 (not yet diagnosed), and transferred to 7th Convalescent Depot; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 24 January 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 15 May 1918 (inflammation of connective tissue: perineum).

Admitted to 40th Stationary Hospital, Harfleur, 22 May 1918 (anal fistula); discharged to Convalescent Depot, 6 June 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 1 August 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 August 1918.

Wounded in action, 1 September 1918 (gun shot wound, left shoulder), and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 37th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 September 1918, and then to Ambulance Train No 15; admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 2 September 1918; transferred to England, 6 September 1918, and admitted to Southwark Military Hospital, Dulwich Green, London, 7 September 1918; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 28 October 1918; discharged on furlough, 16 November 1918, to report to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 30 November 1918.

Discharged from 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 24 December 1918; disembarked Mebourne, 16 February 1919, awaiting transport to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: shoulder wound), Sydney, 12 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRONGER Claude

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