William Edward SCHEILER


SCHEILER, William Edward

Service Number: 7322
Enlisted: 20 October 1916, Lismore, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Casino, NSW, 1891
Home Town: Casino, Richmond Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, Belgium, 20 September 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Casino and District Memorial Hospital WW1 Roll of Honour, Green Ridge Public School, Green Ridge Public School WW1 Roll of Honor, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

20 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7322, 9th Infantry Battalion, Lismore, NSW
24 Jan 1917: Involvement Private, SN 7322, 9th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
24 Jan 1917: Embarked Private, SN 7322, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Phillips and the late Theresa SCHEILER

SCHELIER - Killed in action on September 21st 1917, somewhere in france, PTE WILLIAM EDWARD SCHEILER, aged 26 years. Dearly loved son of Phillip and the late Theresa Scheiler, and brother of Margaret and Rosalie and Phil (on active service).  Deeply mourned.

His warfare o'er - his battle fought, His victory won, though dearly bought; His fresh young life could not be saved - He slumbers now in a hero's grave.

He was one of Australia's heroes, Who went at his loved country's call, To fight for her honour and glory, Or perchance, like a soldier fall.

Always so cheery and hopeful, His virtues won many a friend, And sadly we miss him who loved him, And mourn his untimely end.

Inserted by his lovimng step brothers and step sisters, Joseph, jack, Mary and Annie.

SCHEILER — In loving memory of my dear son and our dear brother, Pte WILLIAM EDWARD SCHEILER, who made the supreme sacrifice on September 21st, 1917 in France.
Greater love hath no man than this,
That he lay down his life for his friends.
In the ranks he was only a private,
But he sleeps in a hero's grave.
[Inserted by his sorrowing father, brothers, and sisters.]