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Ernest Henry CHURCHER

Regimental number435
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Alfred Churcher, c/o Mrs McAuley, 36 Paddington Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinAlfred Churcher, 6 Creek Street, Battersea, London, SW, England
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'These men [CHURCHER, 1920 Claude William BUCK, 912 Raymond BENSON] on 6th August 1915 in the Lonesome Pine trenches became isolated with an Officer and another in an advanced Turkish trench but although strongly counter attacked they succeeded in shooting and bayoneting a much larger number of Turks and were further able to barricade and hold the trench until supports arrived.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 December 1971

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