Cremer, Louis Auguste and Henri Leon and Charles Auguste

Louis Cremer

Louis Auguste Cremer was the eldest of three sons whose father Auguste Cremer migrated to Balmain in 1913.

Louis and his brother Henri worked at Mort’s Dock before enlisting for WW1

They lived at 22 Pashley Street Balmain with their Mother A Cremer and father Auguste Cremer.

All three men returned home after the war.

Louis Cremer

Henri Leon Cremer

HenriCremer    French Military Medal for Henri Cremersm


Charles Auguste Cremer

Charles Auguste Cremer was the youngest of three Balmain Boys who lived in Pashley Street, Balmain.

Charles was 16 years old (although his papers say 18 yrs old)  when he enlisted with his mate Arthur Daft, Artur was killed in action in France.

Charles returned to Balmain and married Atthurs sister Gladys and had 12 children

Charles Cremer


Charles Auguste CREMER

Regimental number 4384
Religion Roman Catholic
Occupation Deck hand
Address 22 Pashley Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 18
Next of kin Mother, Mrs A Cremer, 22 Pashley Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Enlistment date 14 December 1915
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 19th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/36/2
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 19th Battalion
Fate Returned to Australia 20 May 1919

Link to Enlistment Papers

2 thoughts on “Cremer, Louis Auguste and Henri Leon and Charles Auguste

  1. I am Julie Louise Cremer and am the youngest of four grand children of the eldest brother, Louis Eugene Cremer. My father, his eldest son, Louise Auguste George Cremer, was born in Balmain. Over time, the Cremer families moved from Balmain to the Coogee area.
    As all three brothers were French nationals, they were enlisted into the French army and fought in France.
    I was very pleased to see this information about my relatives to mark this special anniversary of WW1.

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