Ernest Edward SCHMITT

SCHMITT, Ernest Edward

Service Numbers: S15302, S71099
Enlisted: 6 July 1918
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: Port Broughton, South Australia, Australia, 24 October 1899
Home Town: Arno Bay, Cleve, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Cleve, South Australia, Australia, 19 August 1967, aged 67 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Arno Bay Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Mundoora War Memorial, Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

6 Jul 1918: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN S15302, Sea Transport Staff

World War 2 Service

16 May 1942: Involvement Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2), Private, SN S71099, 5th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
16 May 1942: Enlisted Arno Bay, SA
18 Sep 1944: Discharged

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

Ernest Schmitt was the son of George Michael and Anne Marie (nee Schneider) Schmitt of Arno Bay. George Schmitt had been working in the Port Broughton district before moving to Eyre Peninsula to take up farming. Ernest was born at Port Broughton on 24 October 1899. A farmer at Mundoora, he was 18 years old when he enlisted at Port Broughton on 6 July 1918.

One of Butler's 500, Ernest was appointed to the Sea Transport Section at Mitcham. Due to the cessation of hostilities he was discharged on 24 December 1918 and returned to Mundoora.

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