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Herbert Ernest BAENSCH

Regimental number519
Place of birthMannum, South Australia
SchoolState School
Other trainingInternational Correspondence School (Gas and Electrical Engineering)
AddressDimboola PO, Dimboola, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Baensch, Palmyra, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 June 1918
Place of death or woundingVille sur Ancre, France
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Dimboola Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Mr D and Mrs Luise Baensch. Native of Mannum, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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