Percy Louis NITSCHKE

Regimental number5659
Place of birthNatimuk, Victoria
SchoolState School, Natimuk, Victoria
AddressNatimuk, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, August G Nitschke, Natimuk, Victoria
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 October 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21.3
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block S, Plot II, Row FF, Grave No. 14), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated ('Fall Heroes') on Roll of Honour, Natimuk & District Soldiers' Memorial Hall, Victoria. Parents: August Gottlieb and Bertha Augusta NITSCHKE, Victoria

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Family/military connectionsCousins: 3
Other details

War service: Western Front

Croix de Guerre, British War Medal, Victory Medal