Claudius Norman (Claude) CARSTENS


CARSTENS, Claudius Norman

Service Number: 149
Enlisted: 5 January 1916, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Dalby, Queensland, 18 May 1892
Home Town: Dalby, Western Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Dalby State School
Occupation: Bootmaker
Died: Killed in action, France, 14 June 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Pont-de-Nieppe Communal Cemetery
Plot II, Row E, Grave 5
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dalby War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

5 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 149, 41st Infantry Battalion, Toowoomba, Queensland
18 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 149, 41st Infantry Battalion
18 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 149, 41st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney
14 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 149, 41st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Claudius Norman CARSTENS was born on 18th May,1892 in Dalby , Queensland

His parents were Claudius John William CARSTENS and Sarah Jane BROWN who married in St Johns Church of England in Dalby in 1876 - they had 12 known children

He enlisted in Toowoomba, Queensland on 5th January, 1916 and embarked with the 41st Infantry Battalion, A Company from Sydney on the HMAT Demostenes on the 18th May, 1916

Claudius was Killed in Action on 14th June, 1917 and is buried in Pont de Nieppe Communal Cemetery 

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and he was awarded the British War Medal & the Victory Medal


Dalby Herald, 15th June 1918 - IN MEMORIAM


In loving memory of Private Claudius Norman Carstens, killed in action, June 14th, 1917

"No loved ones stood around him, to bid a fond farewell

No word of comfort could we give, to him we loved so well"

Inserted by his loving Mother, Father, Sisters & Brothers


His brother Walter CARSTENS (SN3186) was also Killed in Action in 1917 several months later