Gustav Albin GUSTAFSON


GUSTAFSON, Gustav Albin

Service Numbers: 5710, 5709
Enlisted: 1 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 3rd Field Company Engineers
Born: Gustaburg, Sweden , 4 March 1880
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Marine Fireman
Died: Died of Wounds, Boulogne, France, 4 September 1916, aged 36 years
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Bologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row C, Grave No. 12A), France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
20 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5710, 3rd Field Company Engineers, Pozières
20 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5710, 3rd Field Company Engineers, HMAT Runic, Sydney
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5709, 14th Field Company Engineers, Pozières

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Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal


Mr. and Mrs. J. Mitchell, of Clifton street, Maylands, have been notified that Sapper G. A. Gustafson died on September 4 from wounds received in action in France. Prior to enlisting he was in the Government service on the Poompoota irrigation works." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 20 Sep 1916 (