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William Herbert Maxwell SCHAEFER

Regimental number7771
Place of birthBrockley, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
AddressGuyra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, C. Schaefer, Glencross, Guyra, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 June 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 August 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name William Herbert
Place of death or woundingHarbonnieres, France
Age at death23.1
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 16), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Margaret SCHAEFER, Fern Hill, Guyra, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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