Walter John HARTVIGSEN

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HARTVIGSEN, Walter John

Service Number: 1879
Enlisted: 6 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Clare, South Australia, 21 March 1893
Home Town: Arno Bay, Cleve, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Died of wounds, France, 28 September 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Arno Bay WW1 Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cleve War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

6 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1879, 5th Pioneer Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1879, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE W. J. HARTVIGSEN.

News has been received by Mr. and Mrs Hartvigsen, of Arno Bay, that their younger son, Private Walter John Hartvigsen, died from wounds received in action on September 28. Prior to enlisting Private Hartvigsen was employed by the Engineer-in-Chief's Department, and he had also worked on a farm in the Arno Bay district. He was 23 years of age, and left for Egypt on April 11, 1916. After two months in Egypt, he was sent to France. Private Hartvigsen was a keen footballer, and an enthusiastic lawn tennis player and was a general favorite." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 28 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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Biography contributed by Aberfoyle Park High School

"THE LATE PRIVATE W. J. HARTVIGSEN.

News has been received by Mr. and Mrs Hartvigsen, of Arno Bay, that their younger son, Private Walter John Hartvigsen, died from wounds received in action on September 28. Prior to enlisting Private Hartvigsen was employed by the Engineer-in-Chief's Department, and he had also worked on a farm in the Arno Bay district. He was 23 years of age, and left for Egypt on April 11, 1916. After two months in Egypt, he was sent to France. Private Hartvigsen was a keen footballer, and an enthusiastic lawn tennis player and was a general favorite." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 28 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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