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Fred Sergius STENGHEL

Regimental number4215
Place of birthTurin Italy
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressPort Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Stenghel, Post Office, Bologna, Italy
Enlistment date8 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateDischarged 9 November 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This man has performed consistently good work over a long period, as a stretcher bearer. During the operations East of AMIENS, his work was invaluable. On September 2nd 1918 at ALLAINES and HAUT-ALLAINES, East of AMIENS, in an attack by the 7th Australian Infantry Brigade, the casualties in the 27th Battalion were very heavy. Private STENGHEL followed the front line and under heavy machine gun and rifle fire, and the direct fire of an enemy .77 gun battery, quietly and calmly administered to the wants of the wounded, showing the utmost bravery, coolness, and devotion to duty, and setting a fine example to all ranks. Private STENGHEL has repeatedly shown the same bravery under fire, and total disregard for his own personal safety, when the requirements of the wounded have needed his attention.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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