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William Martin SCHUBERT

Regimental number1566
Place of birthDrgor, Denmark
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Miss A Narris, Crafers, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 5"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Schubert, Drgor, Denmark
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date18 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, 15 March 1916, and posted to 54th Battery.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.

Mustered as Driver, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 21 August 1916.

Proceeded on leave, 9 August 1917; rejoined unit from, leave, 21 August 1917.

Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 January 1918 (trench fever); transferred to Ambulance Train, 28 January 1918, and admitted to 24th General Hospital, Etaples; transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot, 16 February 1918 (myalgia); discharged to Base Depot, 6 March 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 26 March 1918.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 20 April 1918 (bruised left foot: accidental), and transferred to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 16, 21 April 1918, and admitted to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 22 April 1918; transferred to England, 23 April 1918, and admitted to 4th Southern General Hospital, Plymouth, 24 April 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 4 May 1918; discharged on furlough, 7 May 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 21 May 1918.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 6 July 1918.

Marched in to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 19 July 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 September 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 25 September 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 1 April 1919; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Orontes', 15 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 26 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 18 August 1919.

War service: 4 years 37 days (of which 3 years 221 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 January 1935
SourcesNAA: B2455, SCHUBERT William Martin

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