Edwin Augustus SCHOFIELD

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SCHOFIELD, Edwin Augustus

Service Number: 3923
Enlisted: 17 August 1915, Enlisted at Holsworthy, NSW
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 45th Infantry Battalion
Born: Riverstone, New South Wales, Australia, 1881
Home Town: Riverstone, Blacktown, New South Wales
Schooling: Liverpool Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Slaughterman
Died: Killed in action, Mont St Quentin, France, 19 September 1918
Cemetery: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Plot 1V, Row T, Grave 9 Headstone inscription reads: He lived as he died nobly
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Riverstone and District War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3923, 13th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Holsworthy, NSW
20 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3923, 13th Infantry Battalion
20 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3923, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
6 Aug 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 45th Infantry Battalion, From 13th Battalaion
9 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 45th Infantry Battalion, In France
12 Oct 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3923, 45th Infantry Battalion, Wound to the leg
5 Mar 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3923, 45th Infantry Battalion, Second occasion. Bullet wound to the left eye
15 Jul 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 45th Infantry Battalion, In France
19 Sep 1918: Involvement Corporal, SN 3923, 45th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Schofield and Elvira Schofield of Riverstone, NSW later of Matiland, NSW

Next of kin iven as a brother Stanley Schofield of 123 Denison Street, Petersham, NSW. Brother of Garnet William Schofield

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal