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Herbert Alfred SCHENSCHER

Regimental number4371
Place of birthWaterloo South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressSaddleworth, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Schenscher, Saddleworth, South Australia
Enlistment date3 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'At POLYGON WOOD Area near HOOGE on the 27th and 28th September 1917 No. 4371 Private H.A. SCHENSHER of 'C' Company 32nd Battalion A.I.F. showed exceptional courage and determination under very trying circumstances. Whilst on his way to the trenches he was wounded and twice buried. Despite the fact that he was gain buried the following day and badly shaken about he carried out his duties as a Company Runner through most heavy barrages, succeeding in getting very important messages through until finally he was again buried and had his leg broken.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 913 Pte Frederick John SCHENSCHER, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 2 January 1919; 6823 Pte Ernest Frederick SCHENSCHER, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 July 1960

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