Cecil Claude AHRENS

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AHRENS, Cecil Claude

Service Number: 4726
Enlisted: 1 November 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Upper Sturt, South Australia, 19 March 1897
Home Town: Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Scott's Creek Public School
Occupation: Driver
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 16 August 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, GumerachaHB1*, GumerachaHB3*, National War Memorial (South Australia), Upper Sturt Methodist Church WW1 Honour Board 1, Upper Sturt Methodist Church WW1 Honour Board 2, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

1 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4726, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4726, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4726, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4726, 50th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

Report of death in Newspaper

Observer Newspaper

Mrs. E J Ahrens, of Ironbank, Upper Sturt, has been officially notified that her youngest son, Pte. Cecil Claude Ahrens, was killed on active service in France on August 16 last. The deceased, who was 19 years of age, enlisted from Gumeracha in November, 1915 and left for Egypt in the following March. He was highly respected by a large circle of friends.

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Biography

Son of William AHRENS and Elizabeth Jane nee MORGAN

Killed at Mouquet Farm by Artillery Fire. Date of death is unknown, but possibly on the 13 August, as 50th Battalion only took roll on 16 August 1916 after they had being in the front line for four days.