William James SCHOFIELD

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SCHOFIELD, William James

Service Numbers: 2410, 2410A
Enlisted: 22 May 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Macot, New South Wales, 1893
Home Town: Mascot, Botany Bay, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive Engine Driver
Died: Killed in Action, France, 25 July 1918
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Mascot War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

22 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2410, Liverpool, New South Wales
14 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2410, 1st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2410, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orsova, Sydney
25 Jul 1916: Wounded Private, SN 2410, 1st Infantry Battalion, Pozières, GSW (right arm)
13 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 1st Infantry Battalion
18 Mar 1918: Wounded Corporal, SN 2410, 1st Infantry Battalion, 2nd occasion - Gas
25 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2410A, 1st Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

WW1

The details provided are taken from the book "Stealth Raiders - a few daring men in 1918" written by Lucas Jordan, published 2017, refer to pages 8 & 274. Prior to the war he was an engine driver of Sydney NSW. He enlisted 22 May 1915 aged 22 years. He served with the 1st Infantry Battalion, rising to the rank of Corporal. Unfortunately, he was Killed In Action 25th July 1918. Rest In Peace - Lest We Forget.

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