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Oswald Bernett SCHACHE

Regimental number3266
Place of birthMurtoa, Victoria
SchoolMurtoa State School, Victoria
OccupationCoach trimmer
AddressCromie Street, Murtoa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs P Schache, Cromie Street, Murtoa, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as Sergeant in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularSecond given name is Bernhard on ROH.
FateDied of wounds 24 July 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death25 July 1917
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialAveluy Communal Cemetery Extension (Row A, Grave No. 41), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Carl and Wilhelmine SCHACHE, Cromie Street, Murtoa, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3818 Sapper Otto Gustav SCHACHE, 23rd Bn, returned to Australia, 27 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SCHACHE Oswald Bernett

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