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Ernest Alfred JAEGER

Regimental number4309
Place of birthTruro, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressEudunda, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.8
Height5' 6"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anna M Jaeger, Eudunda, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and initiative near Assevillers, 28 August, 1918. When a nest of machine guns was encountered this man worked round and effected a complete surprise by bombing them from the rear. By his daring action eighteen prisoners and two machine guns were taken without any casualties to his company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Discharge date25 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1695 Pte Johann Oscar JAEGER, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 25 September 1919.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 July 1955
Age at death63
Place of burialEudunda Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, JAEGER Ernest Alfred

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