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Adolph KLAR

Regimental number1985
Place of birthMorphett Vale South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationMotor-driver
AddressO'Halloran Hill, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Ann Klar, O'Halloran Hill, South Australia
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 10 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Immediate)


Recommendation date: 7 October 1917

FateDied of wounds 25 March 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialOuttersteene Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 30), Bailleul, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Adolph and Emma KLAR, O'Halloran Hill, South Australia
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations East of YPRES on the 4th October 1917, when the 54th Battery position was subjected to very heavy hostile fire, the dump at No. 1 gun pit was hit by a 4.2" shell. No. 117 Sergeant T. HYDE realising that the ammunition was in imminent danger of being destroyed, with the assistance of NO. 1985 Bombardier A. KLAR proceeded to pull away the burning camouflage, and throwing clear of the dump the damaged rounds which were likely to catch fire, succeeded in saving a considerable amount of ammunition at a time when it was most needed and the transport very difficult. The action of this N.C.O. is deserving of special recognition'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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