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Gustav Albin GUSTAFSON

Regimental number5710
Place of birthGustaberg, Sweden
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMarine fireman
AddressMarryatville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 5.75"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinMrs Emma Mitchell, 34 Clifton Street, Maylands, South Australia
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll5709
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Company Engineers
FateDied of wounds 4 September 1916
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row C, Grave No. 12A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
23
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Alexandria, 27 February 1916. Taken on strength, 3rd Field Company Engineers, Tel el Kebir, 22 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 12 August 1916; admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station (gun shot wound, legs, chin and knee); transfrred by Ambulance Train to 13th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 13 August 1916; died of wounds, 4 September 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

No trace could be found of any relatives; medals issued to friend, Mrs Emma Mitchell, 13 Abbattoirs Cottage, Gepps Cross, Adelaide, South Australia.

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