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Johan Peter FAGERLUND

Regimental number5374
Place of birthMahan, Finland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address6 Harrow Road, Stanmore, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 9"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E M M Fagerlund, 6 Harrow Road, Stanmore, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918
Discharge date3 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 17 May 1916. Allotted to Reinforcements to 56th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 25 May 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 5 August 1916 (gun shot wound, left thigh and leg), and admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 30th General Hospital, Boulogne, 6 August 1916; to England, 11 August 1916, and admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, 13 August 1916. Discharged from hospital, 11 November 1916, and granted furlough to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 21 November 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 21 December 1916.

Found guilty, 7 July 1917, of when on active service (1) drunk, 5 July 1917; (2) absent from parade: awarded forfeiture of 14 days pay.

Marched out to Reinforcements Camp for passage to England, 11 July 1917. Found guilty, 31 August 1917, of (1) when on active service, drunkenness; (2) in possession of spirits contrary to BSO: awarded 14 days confined to camp and forfeiture of 21 days pay. Marched out to England, 4 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Corinthic', 10 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 3 March 1918; transshipped on 'Port Darwin' to Sydney, 4 March 1918; discharged, 3 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 June 1948
Place of burialProspect St Bartholomews Cemetery

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