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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Carl Jens VOGNSEN

Born 1887 in Jutland, Denmark [30]
Departed Colombo, Sri Lanka on the Orsova and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 13 June 1911 [70]
Farmhand in Three Springs, Western Australia in 1916 [30]
Passed as medically fit for enlistment in the Australian Imperial Force in Three Springs on 19 October 1916 [30]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 13 November 1916 at the military camp at Blackboy Hill [30: item 8398495]
Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 6¼ inches tall and had a fair complexion, blue eyes and fair hair [30]
After brief training at Blackboy Hill he was on 15 January 1917 appointed to the 24th Reinforcements of the 16th Battalion [30]
Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917 [30]
Disembarked in Devonport, England 27 March 1917 and after further training in England proceeded to France on 9 July 1917 [30]
Private 7320 in the Australian Imperial Force's 16th Battalion in France and Belgium during the First World War [30]
Wounded in Action in Belgium on 21 October 1917, after which he was evacuated to England for medical treatment [30]
Received treatment in England and was subsequently returned to Australia for gunshot wounds to his back, face and left eye [30]
Embarked from England on the H.T. Balmoral Castle and disembarked in Fremantle, Western Australia on 18 March 1918 [30]
Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 2 April 1918; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
His name appears on the Three Springs Honour Board, which was unveiled on Tuesday 3 June 1919 [9: 6-Jun-1919] [10: 13-Jun-1919]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Carl Jens Vognsen' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/carl-jens-vognsen [sources]




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