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Regimental number69
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
AddressLeadenhall Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 6.75"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Minnie Christensen, Leadenhall Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Discharge date22 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Found guilty, Ismailia, 21 January 1916, of disobedience of orders, viz. failing to appear at 2 pm parade: awarded 3 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 20 March 1916, of failing to appear at 1500 parade: awarded 3 days' confined to barracks.

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 22 March 1916, of overstaying leave, 18-19 March 1916: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 15 April 1916 (influenza); discharged, 11 May 1916; rejoined 32nd Bn, 13 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Found guilty, 24 September 1916, of being absent without leave, 1.45 pm-3.30 pm, 22 September 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

On leave to England, 16 January 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 6 February 1917.

Attached for duty to 5th Division Signal Company, 7 May 1917.

Found guilty, 21 June 1917, of being absent without leave, 17-18 June 1917: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 7 days' pay.

Found guilty, 21 July 1917, of being in possession of a bottle of wine outside an estaminet, 16 July: admonished.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance Divisional Rest Station, 19 March 1918 (scabies); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 22 March 1918; to 30th General Hospital, Calais, 31 March 1918 (sprained left knee); to England, 2 April 1918, and admitted same day to Military Hospital, Colchester (synovitis, left knee: slight); discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 13 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 August 1918; rejoined 32nd Bn, in the field, 26 August 1918.

Wounded in action, 30 September 1918 (gun shot wound, scalp), and admitted to Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 6th General Hospital, Rouen; transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Havre, 4 October 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 10 October 1918.

Found guilty, 14 October 1918, of being in town without a pass, and being absent without leave from 2130 till 2215, 12 October 1918: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Rejoined 32nd Bn, in the field, 17 October 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 14 January 1919.

Granted leave until 8 February 1919.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 27 January 1919; discharged, 31 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wandilla', 31 March 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 15 May 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 22 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 February 1936
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHRISTENSEN Carl John

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