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Carl Martin STEANSEN

Regimental number5854
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRoland Avenue, Hilton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs G Steansen, Roland Avenue, Hilton, South Australia
Enlistment date14 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameLight Horse Brigade Train 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/102/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 26 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll8976
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollNo 10 Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 26th October, 1916, while employed in delivering bombs to forward lines in vicinity of FLERS from bomb dump, came under heavy shell fire. He continued to conduct his mules and delivered his load as ordered, in spite of the difficulties of road and shell fire, and in returning was hit and wounded in six places, his mules being killed by the same shell. His conduct throughout was an example of steady courage and determination.'

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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