Badge Number: 6766, Sub Branch: murray bridge


Service Number: 189
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Enlisted at Morphettville, SA
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 12th Machine Gun Company
Born: Horwich, England, 1886
Home Town: Murray Bridge, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Teamster
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 9 November 1947, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Cheltenham Cemetery, S.A.
Interred on the 10 November 1947. Section A, Drive B, Path 8, Grave 2285. Internment number C10995 which expired on 10 November 1997
Memorials: Murray Bridge Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 189, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Morphettville, SA
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 189, 10th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 189, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide

Vietnam War Service

2 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 189, 10th Infantry Battalion

World War 1 Service

30 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 12th Machine Gun Company, Taken on strength in the field
26 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 12th Machine Gun Company, In the field
17 Feb 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 12th Machine Gun Company, On 11 August 1918 he reverted to the rank of Corporal at and at his own request
3 Jul 1917: Honoured Military Medal, During operations East of Messines from 7th to 12th June 1917. For building his machine gun emplacement whilst under heavy artillery fire, and by his coolness, bravery and soldierly bearing, kept up the spirits of his men, setting a fine example to all around him. London Gazette on 16 August 1917, page 8428, position 81 Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 20 December 1917, page 3378, position 50
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Sergeant, SN 189, 12th Machine Gun Company
12 Dec 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 189, 12th Machine Gun Company, Discharged at the 4th Military District

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

Military Medal No.189 to Sgt A Schofield 12th Machine Gun Company.

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was Wood Point, near Murray Bridge, SA

Son of Eliza Ann Gilbert of 54 Delaways Road, High Crumpsall, Manchester, England

Husband of Gertrude Schofield of 78 Wrigley Head, Failsworth, Manchester, England

At the time of his death Arthur was residing in Exeter, England

Commenced return to Australia on 29 August 1918 aboard HT Medic disembarking on the 11 October 1918 at Melbourne for onward travel to Adelaide, SA

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