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Howard Sydney HATCHER

Regimental number1650
Place of birthLewiston, Port Gawler, South Australia
SchoolLewiston Public School, South Australia
AddressVirginia, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rachel Hatcher, same address
Enlistment date26 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 March 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 25), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Rachael HATCHER, Virginia, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 510 Pte Albert Mark HATCHER, 5th Machine Gun Bn, killed in action, 26 September 1917; 11086 Driver Charles Roy HATCHER, 23rd Company, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 19 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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