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Otto Gustav SCHACHE

Regimental number3818
Place of birthMurtoa, Victoria
AddressCromie Street, Murtoa
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.7
Height5' 9.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Wilholmina Schache, Cromie Street, Murtoa
Previous military serviceServed in C Squadron, 19th Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; left the district.
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name6th Field Company Engineers, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Discharge date2 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 932660 2nd Lt Oswald Bernhard SCHACHE, 8th Bn, died of wounds, 24 July 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 27 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 2 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SCHACHE Otto Gustav

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