John Christian HERWEG

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HERWEG, John Christian

Service Number: 1032
Enlisted: 15 March 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Victoria
Schooling: Essendon State School No 483
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Illness - acute dilation of the heart, Heliopolis Hospital, Egypt, 4 September 1915
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Row D, Grave 82 Rev. S.A. Beveridge officiated Headstone inscription reads: A thoughtful son loving and kind a beautiful memory left behind
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Essendon State School No 483 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

15 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1032, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1032, 23rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1032, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Frederick William and Elizabeth Herweg of 555 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, Vic.

Brother of Albert James Herweg, Alice Maud Herweg, Augustus Charles Herweg, Emma Elizabeth Herweg, Frederick Henry William Herweg, Frederick William Herweg, Herman Robert Herweg, James Samuel Herweg, Rose Frances Herweg, Thomas George Herweg and Rudolph Herbert Herweg

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Senior Cadets for about 2 years