Walter Herbert SCHOLZ


SCHOLZ, Walter Herbert

Service Number: 1780
Enlisted: 15 March 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rainbow, Victoria, Australia, November 1896
Home Town: Antwerp, Hindmarsh, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Montbrehain, France, 5 October 1918
Cemetery: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Bellicourt British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row Q, Grave No. 4), France, Bellicourt British Cemetery, Bellicourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1780, 21st Infantry Battalion
16 Jul 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1780, 21st Infantry Battalion
16 Jul 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1780, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
28 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1780, 21st Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , Shell shock
22 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1780, 21st Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm, Shrapnel wounds
4 May 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 24th Infantry Battalion
14 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1780, 24th Infantry Battalion, GSW to face
5 Oct 1918: Involvement Private, SN 1780, 24th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Graeme Savige

Pte Walter Herbert SCHOLZ
A second cousin of mine recently contacted me inquiring as to whether I was related to Myrtle (née Payne) & Einer Osterlund.

My response, yes, Grandparents. Over the course of the next few days he sent ~ 160 family related images. One contains me and many I’ve never seen beforehand. I’ve discussed them with my mum and bought back some wonderful childhood memories.
As many of my friends know I have an obsession with the 1914-18 Great War.

Research, soldier stories, artefacts and the impact on Australia at those those times (socially and economically).

I now have another family member to add to the list of the fallen. Walter Scholz, an 18 year old young man and an early enlistee.

Served from Gallipoli to the Western front. Made it through “Moquet Farm, received Shrapnel Wounds, no doubt having many “near miss” experiences. Was on well earned “English Leave” during Battle of Mont St Quentin where so many fell and finally was KIA in a 6 hour battle at Montbrehain on 5 Oct 1918, which became the last infantry land engagement for the AIF prior the Armistice coming it to effect on 11 Nov 1918.

Coincidentally my Great Grandfather LCpl Jack Savige MM + Bar participated in this battle with a Company of the 21 Bn and safely returned home.

Lest we forget.