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Erwin WILLSHER

Regimental number1883
Place of birthWarracknabeal Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressWarracknabeal, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, David Willsher, Warracknabeal, Victoria
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1445 Pte George Mansfield WILLSHER, 29th Bn, returned to Australia, 30 January 1918; 6117 Pte James David WILLSHER, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 June 1919; 3256 Pte Walter Charles Frederick WILLSHER, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 June 1919.
Date of death12 February 1922
Place of burialWarracknabeal Cemetery, Victoria

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