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William Richard JORGENSON

Date of birth14 June 1894
Place of birthExeter, South Australia
SchoolAdelaide High School, South Australia
Address266 Young Street, Wayville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Jorgenson, 266 Young Street, Wayville, South Australia
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name12th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion


Unit: 12th Battalion
Promotion date: 3 December 1916

FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt Carl Fritz JORGENSEN, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 30 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915; invalided to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt; recovered. Contracted enteric fever, 16 August 1915; invalided to England, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital; recovered.

Wounded in action, France, 11 September 1918; invalided to Bristol Infirmary, England; recovered.

Commenced return to Australia, 10 December 1918; disembarked, 2 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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