Edmund Herman KRETCHMAR

KRETCHMAR, Edmund Herman

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 1 October 1914
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: Auckland, New Zealand, 28 April 1883
Home Town: Geraldton, Western Australia
Schooling: State School, Western Australia; Accountancy Institute
Occupation: Manager
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, 6 May 1915, aged 32 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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Memorials: Geraldton District Great War Honour Roll, Geraldton Rowing Club Honour Board, Kalgoorlie St John's Anglican Church Honour Roll, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

1 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
22 Dec 1914: Involvement 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), ANZAC / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
1 Feb 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
6 May 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Herman Kretchmar and Alice Kretchmar

Husband of Mabel Mary Latitia Kretchmar of 194 Brisbane Street, Perth, WA formerly of 6 Bulwer Street, Perth, WA

Father of Herman Harry Kretchmar, Kathleen Maisie Kretchmar, Margaret Jean Kretchmar, Ernest Trevor Kretchmar and Jessie Jacqueline Kretchmar

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Western Australian & Commonwealth Forces rising from the rank of Private to 2nd Lieutenant