Gustaf William Oscar STAAF


STAAF, Gustaf William Oscar

Service Number: 5413
Enlisted: 16 March 1916, Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Echuca, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Echuca, Campaspe, Victoria
Schooling: Echuca State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 1 September 1918
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot III, Row L, Grave No. 33, Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Peronne, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Echuca War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

16 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5413, Bendigo, Victoria
28 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5413, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5413, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
1 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 5413, 21st Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Gustaf William Oscar Staaf was born to Andrew Staaf and Frances Elleanor Eiles Omant. He had four brothers and two sisters who all married. 


Yesterday the Rev. B. T. Buntine had the painful duty of conveying to Mr. and Mrs. A. Staaf, of Campaspe West, the news of the death of their son, Private G. W. O. Staaf, who was killed in action in France on September 1. The deceased soldier was well-known in Echuca, and was much liked by those who knew him. Mr. and Mrs. Staaf have the sympathy of the public in the loss of their brave soldier son." - from the Riverine Herald 14 Sep 1918 (