Private John Christian Herweg

Service number 1032
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Moonee Ponds
Death Date 1915-09-04
Death Place Egypt
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private John Christian Herweg (1032, 23rd Battalion) was a plumber’s assistant from Moonee Ponds, Victoria. John died in Heliopolis, Egypt, of acute dilation of the heart and diptheria on 4 September 1915 aged 17 years 4 months. He is buried in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery. John had two brothers who also served in the AIF: Lance Corporal Herman Robert Herweg, and Bombardier Thomas George Herweg who died of wounds in France in October 1918.



Date of enlistment 15 March 1915
Date of embarkation 08 May 1915
Date of death 04 September 1915
Date of fate 04 September 1915