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Clarence John BOESENBERG

Regimental number3783
Place of birthBathurst, New South Wales
AddressBaker Street, Enfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.1
Height5' 3.5"
Weight113 lbs
Next of kinFather, C H H Boesenberg, Baker Street, Enfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 October 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 19 October 1915 - 17th Bn, 9th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 17th Bn, 24 August 1916. Mortally wounded, 20 September 1917.
FateDied of wounds 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingMenin Road, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death23
Place of burialNine Elms British Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 6), Poperinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St Thomas Cemetery, Enfield, New South Wales. Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 20 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 26 February 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 21 March 1916 (neurasthenia); discharged to duty, 23 March 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 23 March 1916 (pneumonia); transferred to Convalescent House, Ras el Tin, 24 March 1916; discharged to duty, 28 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 28 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 7 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 10 August 1916; taken on strength, 17th Bn, in the field, 24 August 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Division Rest Station, Belgium, 11 September 1916 (sprained ankle); rejoined Bn, 16 September 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 26 September 1916 (scabies), and transferred to 2nd Australian Division Rest Station; discharged to duty, 10 October 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 November 1916 (sore feet); transferred to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, Le Treport, 13 November 1916; to England, 20 November 1916, and admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 January 1917; discharged on furlough, 2 Febuary 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 17 February 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 9 March 1917 (gonorrhoea); discharged to duty, 7 May 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 60 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 26 July 1917; rejoined 17th Bn, in the field, 15 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 20 September 1917 (multiple shell wounds, hace, hand, thigh, left leg), and admitted to Wessex Field Ambulance, and transferred to 44th Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 20 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOESENBERG Clarence John
Red Cross File No 0440401D

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