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Regimental number3426
Place of birthGatton, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBell, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10"
Weight165 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Wilhelmina Kachel, Tingoora, Queensland
Enlistment date21 February 1917
Place of enlistmentDalby, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3448
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Discharge date25 May 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3425 Pte Leidwig Walter KACHEL, 41st Bn, returned to Australia, 12 June 1919.
Other details

War service: England

Commenced return to Australia for discharge, 31 January 1918 (otitis media, right ear); discharged, Brisbane, 25 May 1918.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KACHEL Jacob

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