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Richard Albert SCHARF

Regimental number7961
Place of birthYallock, South Gippsland, Victoria
Place of birthYallock, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop fitter
Address42 St Kilda Street, Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, H Scharf, 42 St Kilda Street, Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as Sgt in 19th Battery Australian Field Artillery (Citizen).
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 1 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Lisette SCHARF, St. Kilda Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother to Cpl A Scharf No 962 21st Battalion killed.

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