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Oswald Bernett BOETTCHER

Regimental number15081
Date of birth2 November 1896
Place of birthGlen Osmond, South Australia
SchoolMitcham Public School, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationLabourer
AddressBrown Street, Mitcham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lydia Maria Boettcher, Brown Street, Mitcham, South Australia
Previous military service78th Infantry
Enlistment date11 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 5, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 21 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919
Discharge date28 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 9594 Sapper Walter Gustav Karl BOETTCHER, 11th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 10 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 24 April 1918 (gassed); returned to duty, 13 June 1918.

Disembarked Australia, 17 July 1919.

Discharged, 28 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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