Carl Tura (Scotty) HERGSTROM



Service Numbers: 3939, 3939A
Enlisted: 26 July 1917, Port Pirie, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sundsvall, Sweden, 12 June 1898
Home Town: Woodside, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, France, 3 July 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Grave Ref. V111 A 4
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Woodside District of Onkaparinga Honour Board, Woodside R.S.S. & A.I.L.A. Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

26 Jul 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3939, Port Pirie, South Australia
30 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3939, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Oct 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3939, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne
3 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3939A, 48th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

United in Death

My Great Uncle Carl Ture Hergstrom (3939), was shot while carrying 1781 Lce./Cpl. H. R. McDonald on a stretcher to the aid station.

Unfortunately neither of them survived.

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Carl Tura HERGSTROM was born on 12th June 1898 at Sundsvall, Sweden

His parents were Ernest Theodor HERGSTROM and Hulda Johanna FORSLUND - the family arrived in South Australia in 1914

His father Ernest died on 15th August 1949 (SA) and his mother Hulda died on 5th July, 1931 (SA)

He enlisted with the 5th Pioneer Battalion on 26th July 1917 - unit  embarked from Melbourne on HMAT Aeneas on 30th October 1917 - he was transferred to the 48th Battalion -Service No. 3939

Carl was Killed in Action on 3rd July 1918 and is buried in Villers Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot V111, Row A, Grave no. 4)

He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal