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Emil CHRISTENSEN

Regimental number448
Place of birthDenmark
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSt. Vincent Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFriend, Robt. A Walsh, Club House Hotel, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Bray on 26 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 3 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations on the 26th August, 1918, east of BRAY, whilst the Company was preparing to advance to a new position it was harassed by two enemy machine guns. Corporal CHRISTENSEN went about 300 yards in advance of our position and engaged first one and then the other gun. He silenced one gun and drew the fire of the other gun on himself. This gallant act enabled the Company to assemble and to advance at the cost of very few casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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