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Regimental number269
Place of birthLithgow, New South Wales
AddressCrimea Street, May's Hill, Parramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29.2
Height5' 5.5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M H Lochers, Crimea Street, May's Hill, Parramatta, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, A Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 24 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orsova', 8 January 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as LOCHERS.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LOCHERS William

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