|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Pyrmont New South Wales|
|Address||Barton Street, Mayfield, Newcastle, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, C H Schroder, Barton Street, Mayfield, Newcastle, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/20/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
|Fate||Effective abroad (still overseas)|
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When an infantry brigade took up a fresh line this officer worked night and day for nearly thrity six hours salving wire and erecting telephonic communication, until every company and battalion were linked up. Again, on shifting their position, this officer worked all night in setting up a complete system of communication, which he established and maintained in spite of heavy shelling.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Bar to Military Cross
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his brigade was placed under orders of another division, and had to make a night attack, it became urgently necessary to improvise means of communications. He volunteered to lay a cable, which he accomplished and maintained throughout the operation, despite immense difficulties, the whole area being drenched with high explosives and gas. As soon as the final objective had been reached, communications were opened and maintained, this officer working day and night for three days until relieved, and inspiring his men by his example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
|Other details||Medals: Military Cross and Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|