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John William SCHWARER

Regimental number970
Place of birthRutherglen, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEngine driver
AddressKing Street, Rutherglen, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 4"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs V Rasmussen, Rutherglen, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil. Stated that he had been convicted by the Civil Power for 'participation in [a] football fracas'.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRutherglen, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was one of the first to enlist in his town, was very popular. He was in the landing and escaped unhurt.
FateDied of wounds 21 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPoperinghe, Belgium
Age at death25.6
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIII, Row D, Grave No. 17A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
51
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Mother: Agnes RASMUSSEN (formerly SCHWARER, 666 Grady Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, SCHWARER John William

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