Thomas Samuel SCHULZ

Badge Number: 92596, Sub Branch: Booleroo
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SCHULZ, Thomas Samuel

Service Number: 4887
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Booleroo Centre, South Australia, 3 June 1890
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Wheat buyer
Memorials: Booleroo Centre WW1 Roll of Honour, Booleroo Centre War Memorial, Freeling Boer War, Boxer Rebellion and WW1 Memorial Panel, Freeling WW1 Pictorial Honour Roll, Mundoora War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, SN 4887, 32nd Infantry Battalion
23 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, SN 4887, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Sergeant, SN 4887, 43rd Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Wounded SN 4887, 43rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

Thomas Schulz was the son of William Frederich and Emily (nee Pritchard) Schulz of Booleroo Centre. Prior to his embarkation he married Margaret Mary Dee on 16 February 1917. Margaret was the sister of John Evangelist Dee.

 

Thomas was born at Booleroo Centre in 3 June 1890. A wheat buyer, he was 26 years old when he enlisted in Adelaide on 16 November 1916.

At Mitcham Camp Thomas was appointed to 13th Reinforcements 32 Battalion and embarked from Outer Harbour aboard HMAT A30 “Borda” on 23 June 1917. He disembarked at Plymouth on 25 August. On 18 December Thomas proceeded overseas to France where he was taken on strength of 43 Battalion. Thomas was gassed on 26 June 1918 and invalided to England where he was admitted to Horton County of London War Hospital. Clem Wilson and Gordon Miller (both of Mundoora/Port Broughton) had also been wounded in the same gas attack.

Thomas embarked from England aboard “Kashmir” on 9 March 1919 and disembarked at Outer harbour on 18 April. He was discharged on 19 July.

 

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