William Herbert SCHADEL

Regimental number1074
Date of birth--/10/1895
Place of birthNowra New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBellambi PO, Bellambi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinGeo A Schadel, PO, Bellambi, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF45
Promotion date: 1 February 1916


Unit: INF45
Promotion date: 16 June 1916

FateReturned to Australia 16 September 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his post was attacked by a party of twenty enemy with a machine gun, he went forward with a strong patrol at a critical moment, succeeded in driving them out, and captured their gun. It was due to his quick appreciation of the situation and swift action that the attack was repulsed and the post remained intact.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal