Gustav Albin GUSTAFSON

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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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Biography

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

"THE LATE SAPPER G. A. GUSTAFSON

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 (nla.gov.au)

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