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William Charles SEMMEL

Regimental number16479
Place of birthTatong, via Benalla, Victoria
SchoolEchuca High School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressEchuca East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9.25"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, C Semmel, Echuca East, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Senior Cadets, Echuca, Victoria.
Enlistment date14 November 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 15, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 4 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 17 August 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll).
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row D, Grave No. 4), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
14
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Emma SEMMEL, Wyndham Street, Shepparton, Victoria. Native of Echuca, Victoria
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname recorded on Embarkation Roll as SEMMELL.

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