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Harold Edward SCHMIDT

Regimental number2365
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmhand
AddressCurramulka, Yorkes Peninsula, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs E H Schmidt, Curramulka, Yorkes Peninsula, South Australia
Enlistment date6 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 24 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'These men [SCHMIDT, 3446 Frederick DREW, 3547 James Leslie STEWART, 2797 Harold Alfred GOTTLIEB] are all members of the scouting section and rendered very gallant service both in reconnaissance in front of our most advanced positions and also in acting as runners under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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