Lund, Horace (1165)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 20 years 8 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 21 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1165            view online service record

Address:
47 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Edward Lund (father)
47 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 10 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Ascanius A11
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion

Fate:
KIA: Wednesday, 19 July 1916
Place: France


Brothers: Harry Lund and Axel Lund

Private, 29 Infantry, killed in action 19 July, 1916, France, aged 22, commemorated Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, France.

Parents: Edward and Mrs Elizabeth LUND, born Port Melbourne, educated Nott Street SS. He enlisted as a 20-year-old labourer with his father as next of kin at 47 Albert Street, Port Melbourne, the circular returned by his mother from same address. Brothers, 3182, Henry Byron (Harry) LUND enlisted from 16 Ward Street, South Melbourne with his mother in Albert Street as next of kin; 1698, Edward Axel LUND with his father in Albert Street. Edward’s Attestation shows enquiries revealed was born in Norway and naturalised. Horace was noted as paying the supreme sacrifice at the unveiling of a third panel of the Honour Board at the Graham Street Methodist Church, Standard, 23 March, 1918.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


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1916 ‘Advertising’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 19 August, p. 2. , viewed 04 Aug 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91163643

Comments

  1. Brian Membrey says:

    “He was a despatch rider and was killed by one of our own bombs, Lt. George was wounded by the same bomb. One needn’t say it was accident. It occurred some way behind the lines on the road, therefore i think Lund would be taken to the Cemetery at Fromelles where others of our fellows were buried (A. D. Cameron, 1092, 29th Division)

    (At least two other eyewitness reports confirm Horace Lund was killed when a Mills bomb accidentally exploded around 1000 yards behind the lines)

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