Herman Alfred KROLLIG

KROLLIG, Herman Alfred

Service Number: 9638
Enlisted: 17 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 11th Field Company Engineers
Born: Nain, South Australia, 11 April 1882
Home Town: Moorook, Loxton Waikerie, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith's apprentice
Died: Natural causes, Barmera, South Australia, 7 August 1949, aged 67 years
Cemetery: Barmera (Upper Murray) Garden of Memory Cemetery
Memorials: Ceduna Denial Bay and Districts WW1 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

17 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 9638, Adelaide, South Australia
31 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 9638, 11th Field Company Engineers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 9638, 11th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Suevic, Adelaide
10 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 9638, 11th Field Company Engineers

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Biography contributed by Loxton High School

Herman Alfred KROLLIG was 33 years old when he joined the Australian Infantry Forces, as part of the 11th Field Company Engineers. He was a Sapper, Sapper's perform a variety of military engineering duties such as bridge-building, laying mines and clearing minefields. They also conduct demolitions, field defences and general construction and repair duties.

Herman Krollig was born near Grennock in South Australia. He was a blacksmith's apprentice and was 5 feet, 6 inches in height.

Son of August Wilhelm Krollig and Anna Auguste (nee Reimann) Krollig and brother of August Adolph Krollig and Carl Richard Krollig