Ralph Erskine CHURCHER

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CHURCHER, Ralph Erskine

Service Number: 1066
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Launceston, Tasmania, 2 April 1895
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Killed in action, France, 4 April 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1066, 26th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1066, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane
4 Apr 1918: Involvement Sergeant, SN 1066, 52nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Ralph Erskine CHURCHER was born on 2nd April, 1895 in Launceston, Tasmania

His parents were George CHURCHER and Edith Caroline Hope LEE

He enlisted in March 1915  in the 26th Battalion S/N 1066

Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland on HMAT Aeneas June 1915

He also servied with the 52nd Battalion

He was Killed in Action on 4th April, 1918

Buried in Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, France

His brother Lieutenant Edgar Hope CHURCHER S/N -3527 also served in 51st Battaliion - he returned to Australia in 1919

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