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Walter Gustav Karl BOETTCHER

Regimental number9594
Date of birth4 June 1890
Place of birthHahndorf, South Australia
SchoolMicham Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBuilder
Address15th Street, Renmark, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Sarah Boettcher, 15th Street, Renmark, South Australia
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name11th Field Company Engineers, Section 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 15081 Sapper Oswald Bennett BOETTCHER, 3rd Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 27 May 1919.
Other details

Place of birth listed as Ambleside in 'South Australia Book of War Families'.

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 4 July 1917 (shell shock); recovered; rejoined unit.

Admitted to hospital, 12 May 1918; invalided to England, 20 June 1918; recovered.

Disembarked Australia, 27 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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