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Christen Peter CHRISTENSEN

Regimental number21325
Place of birthDenmark
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Christensen, Baants Station, near Aalbory, Denmark
Enlistment date11 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36A/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Escauford on 10 October 1918.
Recommendation date: 14 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Military Medal

'Near ESCAUFORT on the 10th October 1918, whilst the 46th Battery Wagon Lines were being heavily shelled by 5'9 Howitzers, T/Bdr. CHRISTENSEN's courageous and energetic behaviour were a most valuable assistance in the face of a most difficult situation. The heavy concentration of fire was causing casualties to both men and horses. T/Bdr. CHRISTENSEN and one other took the foremost part in releasing all horses and getting them safely away and still under heavy fire attended to the wounded, carried them away to a place of safety again returning to destroy several horses which had been severely wounded but were still alive. By his courage and energy he made himself invaluable to his Officers and materially assisted in minimising casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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