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Charles Schenke also known as Schanke

Name on Board C Schenke
Name on Service
Charles  Schenke also known as Schanke
Enlistment Age 19
Occupation Fitter and Turner, T Robinson and Co., Spotswood
Place of Birth Sydney, NSW
Next of Kin Martha Schanke
Address 65 Hope St, Spotswood, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 20/04/1915
Service No. 306
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 4/06/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Port Macquarie A39
Unit on Embarkation 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train, Royal Australian Navy
Date of Death 8/09/1915
Unit on Death 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train, Royal Australian Navy
Rank on Death Able Bodied Driver
Cause of Death Died of wounds
Place of Wounding/
Hospital Ship Valdivia (buried at sea)
Cemetery or Memorial Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Additional Information At his farewell at the Free Gardeners Hall, Spotswood, Charles Schenke said he’d ‘do his best to uphold the honor of the Spotswood and Australia’. 
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 25 September 1915, p3
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