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Benjamin Horace HECKSCHER

Regimental number574
Place of birthGympie Qld
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBaker
AddressGoondiwindi, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinSister, Miss Minnie Heckscher, c/o A J Shaw, Queensland Hotel, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Enlistment date11 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 June 1917
Place of burialBethlehem Farm East Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 17), Messines,Belgium
Commemoration detailsa
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
135
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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