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August FAGERSTROM

Regimental number7992
Place of birthWasa, Finland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShip's carpenter
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 4.75"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss A Fagerstrom, Wasa, Finland, Russia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 November 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 December 1918
Other details

War service: marched into 2nd Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 11 May 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 6 June 1916. Found guilty of insubordination, 7 August 1916: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No. 2. Found guilty, 15 September 1916, of being absent from tattoo roll call, 9-9.15 pm, 12 September 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No. 2. Found guilty, 9 October 1916, of being absent without leave, 1600-1900: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No. 2. Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 14 November 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 16 November 1916; to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 19 November 1916; to England, 22 November 1916; to 1st Southern General Hospital, 23 November 1916; discharged from 2nd Auxiliary Hospital to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 14 December 1916. Found guilty, 10 February 1917, of being absent without leave, 3 pm, 10 February, to 4 pm, 15 February 1917: awarded 144 hours' detention, forfeited 16 days' pay. Marched out to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, from No. 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 12 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Miltiades', 4 May 1917.

Re-enlisted, 14 November 1917. Embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT 'Nestor', 28 February 1918, as 7992, Pte, 27th Bn, 12th Reinforcements. Found guilty, Egypt (date unknown) of drunkenness and being absent without leave for 1 day: fined 5/- and forfeited 1 day's pay. Disembarked Liverpool, 20 April 1918. Marched into 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veney, Wiltshire, 20 April 1918. Declared illegal absentee by Court of Enquiry, Sutton Veney, 2 September 1918. Found guilty by Court Martial, 10 August 1918, of being absent without leave, 2359 10 August, until apprehended at Bristol, 2045, 10 September 1918: awarded 40 days' Field Punishment No. 2, forfeited total of 92 days' pay.

Marched into Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veney, 4 November 1918; marched out to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia , 4 December 1918; discharged, 31 January 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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