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Frederick John SCHENSCHER

Regimental number913
Place of birthTothills Belt South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressSaddleworth, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Schenscher, Saddleworth, South Australia
Enlistment date12 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. With another man, he rescued two wounded men under heavy fire. Later, he displayed great courage and determination in evacuating wounded, under most trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4371 Pte Herbert Alfred SCHENSCHER, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 15 April 1918; 6823 Pte Ernest Frederick SCHENSCHER, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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