Carl Norman BRETAG

Badge Number: 12305 Mounted, Sub Branch: Jamestown
12305 Mounted

BRETAG, Carl Norman

Service Number: 2088
Enlisted: 10 April 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Beulah, Victoria, 1897
Home Town: Jamestown, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer's Labourer
Died: Jamestown, 14 July 1956, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Jamestown Cemetery, South Australia
Section B D; Plot 17
Memorials: Jamestown Soldier's Memorial Park Arch, Mannanarie Roll of Honor WW1, Yongala Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2088
13 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2088, 5th Pioneer Battalion
13 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2088, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, SN 2088

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Biography

Father:
Mother: Johanna Bretag, living at Mannanarie, via Yongala, SA

Described on enlisting as 19yrs old; single; 5' 7.5" tall; 133 lbs;
fresh complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair; Methodist

10/4/1916      enlisted at Adelaide
                     Private in 5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 3

10/4/1916      appointed to Adelaide Camp

13/7/1916      embarked from Adelaide, SA, onboard HMAT Seang Bee
9/9/1916        disembarked into Devonport, England

2/11/1916      embarked onboard SS Osward to reinforce unit in France, ex Folkestone

20/11/1916    taken on strength into 5th Pioneer Battalion, Etaples

21/1/1917      sick to Hospital
28/1/1917      rejoined unit

12/10/1917     wounded in action, France
22/10/1917     admitted to Dorset Co hospital
                      - gun shot wound right shoulder & buttock

1/2/1918        embarked onboard Balmoral Caslte, ex England
                     to return to Australia
23/3/1918      disembarked into Australia

8/4/1918        discharged from service

Medals:           British War Medal (15367), Victory Medal (15349)

Total service:   2 years  (1 year 254 days overseas)

Last lived at:   Jamestown, South Australia

14/7/1956      passed away 58yrs of age
buried in:       Jamestown Cemetery, South Australia
                     Section B D;  Plot 17
                     Minister Officiating Rev. Giles.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan, 27/4/2016.  Lest we forget.

Thank you to Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown, SA for her information.

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