Cleveland Julian SCHMIDT


SCHMIDT, Cleveland Julian

Service Number: 425061
Enlisted: 7 December 1941, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 622 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Eton, Qld., 18 March 1912
Home Town: Eton, Mackay, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Belgium, 31 March 1944, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Hotton War Cemetery
VIII. E. 6., Hotton War Cemetery, Hotton, Wallonie, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, Murray Bridge 622 Squadron Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 425061
7 Dec 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 425061, No. 622 Squadron (RAF), Brisbane, Qld.
7 Dec 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 425061

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Henry August George and Annie May Schmidt, of Eton, Queensland

Eton Roll of Honour

SCHMIDT.— In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Cleveland Julian Schmidt, Eton, who gave his life in an air raid over Nurnberg. Germany, on March 31, 1944. He sacrificed his life so that we may live, Just one year has now gone past Since that great sorrow fell. Yet In our hearts we mourn the loss Of one we loved so well. The midnight stars are shining Upon a silent grave. There, sleeping without dreaming, Lies the one we could not save.
(Inserted by his loving mother, brothers and sisters.)

SCHMIDT: In loving memory of my dear son, F/Sgt. Cleveland Julian Schmidt, who was killed in action over Germany, March 31, 1943. A painful shock, a blow severe, To part with one ww loved so dear. Our loss is great, we'll not complain, But trust in God to meet again. Rest, dearest son, gently rest, We miss you most who loved you best, Not gone from memory, not gone from love, But gone to our Father's home above.
(Inserted by his loving mother, brothers and sister.)