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Adolf Leopold DRAGER

Regimental number3506
Place of birthRiga, Latvia, Russia
Other NamesAdolphe Leopold
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBarber
AddressPerth GPO, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, Rendolf Drager, Boldere, Nordviertoff, Russia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 September 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date20 July 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 51st Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916. Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 17 April 1916 (diarrhoea); rejoined Bn, 21 April 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 12 June 1916.

Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 25 July1916 (influenza); transferred same day to 1st Divisional Rest Station; discharged to unit, 31 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 14-16 August 1916 (gun shot wound, back); admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 16 August 1916; to 4th Division Base, 21 August 1916; to 4th Divisional Rest Camp, 4 September 1916; to 4th Division Base, 17 September 1916; rejoined unit in the field, 1 October 1916.

Wounded in action, 18 July 1917; admitted to hospital, Abbeville, 19 July 1917; transferred to England, 24 July 1917, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, 25 July 1917 (wound: severe); discharged on furlough, 18 September -2 October 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott. Marched in to Oversas Training Bn, Longbridge Deverill, from No 3 Command Depot, 19 October 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 10 November 1917; rejoined Bn in the field, 26 November 1917.

Wounded in action, 24 April 1918 (shrapnel wound, left thigh); admitted to 1st General Hospital, Etretat: 'dangerously ill', 8 May 1918; left thigh amputated; transferred to England, 10 June 1918, and admitted to Horton County of London War Hospital, Epsom, 11 June 1918; to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 12 December 1918; discharged on furlough, 21 December 1918, to report to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 4 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board 'Czar', 24 March 1919; transferred to 'Dongala' (no further details); disembarked Fremantle, 7 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 20 July 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 February 1970

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