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Charles Robert BLUCHER

Regimental number631
Place of birthRochester, South Australia
SchoolPublic School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSaddleworth, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Ann Blucher, Saddleworth, South Australia
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Date of death4 July 1918
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row C, Grave No. 7), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
136
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Saddleworth Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: C.W.H. and Margaret Anna (d. 23 December 1925, aged 52; bu. Saddleworth) BLUCHER, Saddleworth, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 57504 Pte Henry Perrier BLUCHER, 1st Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron, returned to Australia, 16 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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