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Clive Frederick Keith EKENSTEEN

Regimental number7171
Date of birth--/05/1892
Place of birthWatsons Bay New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPastoral pursuits
Addressc/o Mrs M J Bligh, 'Tanga', Stanton Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, H O Ekensteen, c/o Mrs M J Bligh, 'Tanga', Stanton Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Artillery

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 2nd Division Artillery
Promotion date: 26 November 1917


Unit: 4th Field Artillery Brigade
Promotion date: 9 March 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 15 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919

Military Cross

'During the opertion east of Joncourt on the morning of 6th October 1918, acting as intelligence officer, he moved along the advanced line of the regimental front throughout the day, forwarding information as to machine gun positions that were holding up the advance. He showed great ability, energy and coolness under fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt Esmond Roy EKENSTEEN, 2nd Division Artillery, returned to Australia, 27 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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