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Regimental number3140
Place of birthBurwood Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEast Burwood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, George Frederick Fankhauser, Highbury Road, East Burwood, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed (as Sergeant) in the 48th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date27 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted in AIF 27 October 1916 - 58 Battalion, 8th Reinforcements; taken on strength 58 Battalion 28 May 1917.
FateKilled in Action 4 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death24.7
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialLa Chapelette Indian Cemetery (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 2), Peronne, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Fredrick and Martha FANKHAUSER, Highbury Road, Burwood, Victoria. Native of Doncaster, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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