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Ernest Frederick SCHENSCHER

Regimental number6823
Place of birthTathill Belt, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressSaddleworth, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.1
Height5' 4"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Schenscher, Saddleworth, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of heart)
Enlistment date26 August 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date7 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 913 Pte Frederick John SCHENSCHER DCM, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 2 January 1919; 4731 Pte Herbert Alfred SCHENSCHER, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 15 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 20 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 29 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 7 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 April 1951
Place of burialKaroonda Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SCHENSCHER Ernest Frederick

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