|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Address||52 Abbotsford Street, Abbotsford, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Elizabeth M Lachal, 52 Abbotsford Street, Abbotsford, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Woomelang, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||26/41/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Light Railway Operating Company|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Leon and Margaret LACHAL|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, no date stated.
Admitted to No 3 Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Anzac, 4 September 1915 (influenza); disembarked, Alexandria, 7 September 1915; to No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 7 September 1915; to Res el Tin Convalescent Home, Alexandria, 19 October 1915.
Taken on strength of Australian Overseas Base, 4 December 1915.
Promoted Sergeant, 1 January 1916.
Tried by Field General Court Martial, Tel el Kebir, 24 April 1916, on charges of (1) resisting an escort whose duty it was to have him in charge; (2) using insubordinate language at his superior officer: found Not Guilty on both charges.
Attached to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 15 June 1916.
Detailed for transport duty, 23 June 1916.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney' from Suez, 24 June 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 22 July 1916; discharged Melbourne, 26 April 1917.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||60|
|Place of burial||Melbourne General Cemetery, Victoria|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, LACHAL Gustave Celeste|