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Peter Lars CHRISTENSEN

Regimental number6896
Place of birthCopenhagen Denmark
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinSister, Miss Karen Christensen, Rosenvengts Alli No 27 Opg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Enlistment date28 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 16 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on the BEAUREVOIR Line, east of PERONNE, on 3rd October, 1918, the platoon to which this man belonged was suddenly fired on by a machine gun (which had come up out of a dugout) from very close range. His rifle was empty, but he immediately rushed the gun position, bayoneting part of the crew, the remainder surrendering to him. He then bombed the dugout, killing three and capturing five more of the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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