Alan Hartley SCHMIDT

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SCHMIDT, Alan Hartley

Service Number: 24468
Enlisted: 2 July 1940, Melbourne, VIC
Last Rank: Seaman
Last Unit: HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Born: Kangarilla, South Australia, 10 May 1923
Home Town: Kangarilla, Onkaparinga, South Australia
Schooling: Kangarilla School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Indian Ocean, 20 November 1941, aged 18 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Birkenhead HMAS Sydney (II) D48 Memorial, Geraldton HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Kangarilla War Memorial, Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea
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World War 2 Service

2 Jul 1940: Involvement Ordinary Seaman, SN 24468, HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
2 Jul 1940: Enlisted Melbourne, VIC
2 Jul 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Seaman, SN 24468
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Hartley Wilfred and Pansy Ella Schmidt, of Hilton, South Australia.

Ord.-Seaman Alan Hartley Schmidt, 18, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Schmidt, of Milner street, Hilton. His father served in World War 1 in  the 48th Battalion, and is now in a garrison battalion. Seaman Schmidt was educated at the Kangarilla School.