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William Ludwig AICHER

Regimental number7
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMetal spinne
Address38 Mansfield Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Aicher, 38 Mansfield Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 64th Infantry Citizen Forces for about 3 years and from there enlisted as a signaller, which he was with the rank of sergeant when he enlisted.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name6th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Date of death8 May 1915
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsHelles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
45
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ellen Amy AICHER, 9 Service Street, Coburg, Victoria. Native of Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Killed in action, 8 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AICHER William Ludwig

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