Louis Paul KREIG

Louis Paul Kreig Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Dimboola VIC
Resided
Jondaryan
Occupation
Farmer
Enlisted
30-December-1914
Place
Oakey
Age
22
Status
Single
Service No
228
Rank
Private
Unit
11th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
Embarked
02-June-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli, Middle East
Highest rank
Lieutenant
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in flying accident
Date
19-August-1918
Place
Ramleh, Palestine (now Ramla, Israel)
Cemetery or Memorial
Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine (now Ramla, Israel)
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial, St Luke’s Anglican Church Toowoomba Honour Board and Jondaryan Honour Board.

 

Louis Kreig served with the 5th Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli from August to December 1915. In Egypt in February 1916 he reverted to the 11th Light Horse Regiment. In January 1918 he was commissioned Lieutenant and seconded to the Australian Flying Corps. After six months training he qualified as a Flying Officer Observer with No 1 Squadron. A month later he was killed in action in a flying accident and was buried at Ramleh the same day. He was 25.