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Louis KAISER

Regimental number1250
Place of birthPort Melbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationVigneron
Address78 Bridge Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFoster Mother, Mrs E Richmond, 78 Bridge Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Splendid example of courage and devotion to duty while in temporary command of sub-section. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: "10 October 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal


For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Verbandenmolen Ridge, South of Ypres, on 11 March 1918.
Recommendation date: 17 March 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 31 July 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the battery was being heavily shelled, he assisted in digging out three men who had been buried in a dug out, and carrying them to safety. He then carried a badly wounded officer to cover, and returned to his gun to satisfy himself as to the safety of his men. Later, under heavy fire, he assisted in extinguishing a fire in a gun pit, which had been caused by enemy shelling.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Date of death21 May 1964
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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