Norman Clifford SCHROETER

Badge Number: 10843, Sub Branch: Henley & Grange

SCHROETER, Norman Clifford

Service Number: 736
Enlisted: 7 February 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Bute, South Australia, 17 October 1897
Home Town: Bute, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grocer
Died: 20 May 1953, aged 55 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
Section: KO, Road: 10, Site No: 56
Memorials: Alford District of Ninnes Honour Board, Bute District Council WW1 Roll of Honor, Bute War Memorial Garden, Maitland War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

7 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 736, 43rd Infantry Battalion
9 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 736, 43rd Infantry Battalion
9 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 736, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
1 Feb 1917: Enlisted

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Biography contributed by Adelaide Botanic High School

On the 17th of October 1879 Norman Clifford, Schroeter was born and raised in Bute, Barunga West in South Australia. Before enlistment, he had a job as a Grocer before he enlisted in Kadina in 1916 on the 7th of February. When he enlisted, he turned 18 three months prior and was not married. He was 5 feet and 9 inches, meaning he was considered taller than average. He was quite fair in complexion, with eyes of grey, and light brown hair. He had 4 distinctive marks on his left arm from vaccinations, and one scar on the top of his right arm. Norman was assigned to the 43rd Infantry Battalion and was given a service number of 736.

He served in the unit Coy, 2nd, Dep, Btn "D" Coy as a private from 15/2/1916 to 7/3/1916. Then he transferred to Private in the 43rd Battalion A.I.F. Norman then embarked on the 9th of June 1916. 

He was then discharged on the 14th of November 1917, almost 2 years after enlistment because he was medically unfit to serve due to the gunshot wound (G.S.W.) to his left foot sustained on the 6th September 1917.

When he was discharged due to his injury, he then came home. He then died at the age of 55 on the 20th of May 1953. When he passed away, he was buried in the SA, A.I.F. Cemetery