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Otto Herman SCHAFER

Regimental number1513
Place of birthMaryborough, Queensland
SchoolSt Helens School, Maryborough, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWilson Street, Maryborough, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs Schafer, Wilson Street, Maryborough, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Compulsory Cadets.
Enlistment date24 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted in April 1915 was wounded twice, once in Gallipoli and once in France and was awarded the Military Medal in France.
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death23.9
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Herman and Anna SCHAFER, Wilson Street, Maryborough, Queensland

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

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