Frithiof Harold ASCHE

Birthplace
Melbourne
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Wool Classer
Enlisted
23-July-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
35
Status
Married
Service No
N/N
Rank
2nd Lieutenant
Unit
41st Battalion, D Company
Embarked
18-May-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
Lieutenant
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
31 January 1917
Place
Armentieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France 
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba’s Mothers’ Memorial.

 

Frithiof Asche served in the Boer War in 1901-02 as a Sergeant with the 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen (his first names were incorrectly recorded 'Frichof Hearfold'). In 1915 he successfully applied for a Commission in the AIF. When he arrived in France in November 1916 he was promoted to Lieutenant. Less than 10 weeks later he was killed by machine gun fire during a raid at Armentieres.

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