William Frederick DONISCH


DONISCH, William Frederick

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 30 March 1915
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dalby, Queensland, Australia, 11 November 1883
Home Town: Marburg, Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Killed in action, Somme, France, 14 November 1916, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Warlencourt British Cemetery
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Memorials: Dalby War Memorial, Marburg Roll of Honour, University of Queensland WW1 Roll of Honour, jondaryan Woodview State School
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World War 1 Service

30 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant General, SN Officer, 25th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 25th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Lieutenant, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane
14 Nov 1916: Involvement Captain, 25th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

DONISCH.—In loving memory of our dear brother, Captain William Donisch, late of the 25th Battalion, who was killed in action in France on November 14, 1916. Somewhere in France he is lying, He answered his country's call, and died an Australian hero, Fighting to save us all.
(Inserted by his loving brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Selina Donisch.)