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Herman Edgar MENGERSEN

Regimental number1609
Place of birthPalmer, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStore keeper
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 10"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Conrad Mengersen
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 May 1915
Place of enlistmentCairns, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion


Unit: 25th Battalion
Promotion date: 17 November 1917

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 25th Battalion
Promotion date: 16 August 1916

FateDied of wounds 22 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialMenin Road South Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row T, Grave No 34), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Parents: Henry and Emily MENGERSEN, Palmer, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 554 Pte Charles Herman MENGERSEN MM, Australian Motor Transport Section, returned to Australia, 23 December 1919; 4560 Sergeant Irwin Oscar MENGERSEN DCM, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 July 1919; 4163 Pte Norman Victor MENGERSEN, 25th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 August 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MENGERSEN Herman Edgar

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