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Albert Percival SCHOFIELD

Regimental number2981
Place of birthBowral New South Wales
Address'Fernleigh', Kangaloon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Eli Schofield, 'Fernleigh', Kangaloon, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For most conspicuous gallantry in the operations of 3 October, 1918, near Estrees, north of St. Quentin. His company met with unbroken wire in front of the objective, and came under heavy machine gun fire. He found an opening through the wire, and rushed single handed, through the gap to a machine gun post which was holding up his company. He himself killed two of the crew, capturing the remaining four and the gun. He did splendid work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 6294640

Date of death17 February 1948
Place of burialBowral Cemetery

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