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John SCHULTZ

Regimental number1670
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressMarie Downs, Aramac, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anna Marie Schultz, Marie Downs, Aramac, Queensland
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great initiative and presence of mind as the attack was about to commence. His Company Commander being killed, he took command and gained his objective, afterwards organizing his company and repelling a counter attack with loss; he was wounded in doing so.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1685 Pte Walter Benjamin SCHULTZ MM [name does not appear on Nominall Roll].
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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