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Maurice JENSEN

Regimental number7494
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWaterside worker
AddressSouth Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Jensen, Nelson Street, South Townsville, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 February 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 December 1914
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Christian and Caroline JENSEN
Discharge date16 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked sydney, 14 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 20 August 1917; marched in to 3rd Training Bn, Durrington, 26 August 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Parkhouse, 4 September 1917 (mumps); discharged to Training Bn, 24 September 1917.

Marched in to 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veney, 8 November 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veney, 15 January 1918 (septic wound, penis); discharged to Training Depot, 19 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 March 1918; taken on strength, 52nd Bn, 8 March 1918.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 May 1918 (boils); transferred to 9th US Army Hospital, Rouen, 11 May 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Hospital, Rouen, 21 May 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 24 May 1918.

Transferred to 49th Bn, and taken on strength, 4 June 1918.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 30 October 1918 (oedema of lung); transferred to 41st Stationary Hospital, 3 November 1918; to Ambulance Train, 9 November 1918, and admitted to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 10 November 1918; transferred to England, 29 November 1918, and admitted to Exeter War Hospital, 30 November 1918; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 18 December 1918; discharged on furlough, 20 December 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 3 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Delta', 24 January 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 26 January 1919 (nephritis, bronchitis); discharged to duty, 29 January 1919; arrived Melbourne, 7 March 1919, for onward travel by rail to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 16 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 July 1921
Age at death44
Place of burialTownsville Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, JENSEN Maurice

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