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Edwin Ernest SCHUNKE

Regimental number717
Place of birthNatimuk, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionLutheran
OccupationCarpenter
AddressNatimuk PO, Natimuk, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Wm Schunke, Natimuk PO, Natimuk, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He was well liked with all his comrades.'
FateKilled in Action 25 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XLIV, Row C, Grave No. 16), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Natimuk Roll of Honor, Natimuk & District Soldiers' Memorial Hall, Natimuk, Victoria. Commemorated in Natimuk Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Mr William (d. 20 June 1916, aged 61; bu. Natimuk) and Mrs Anna Maria (d. 6 July 1946, aged 91; bu. Natimuk) SCHUNKE, Hopefield, Natimuk, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1003 Pte William Arthur SCHUNKE, 38th Bn, died of wounds, 22 October 1917; 21594 Driver Henry Albert SCHUNKE, 3rd Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 22 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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