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John SCHWEERS

Regimental number946
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLetter carrier
Address66 Kippax Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinMary Agnes Schweers, 66 Kippax Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 5th Regiment, Citizen Military Forces, for 5 years.
Enlistment date13 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 January 1918
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 37), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
34
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Lucas and Jane SCHWEERS; husband of Mary SCHWEERS, 66 Kippax Street, Sydney. Native of Bowthorne, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Embarked from Sydney, 8 October 1914.

Knocked down and dazed by a shell (killed next man), Gallipoli, 18 November 1915; suffered nervous breakdown.

Embarked from Suez on 'Karoola' for return to Australia, 19 January 1916; discharged, 5 April 1916.

Re-enlisted, 20 November 1916, as 6623, Private, 19th Bn, 19th Reinforcement.

Embarked from Sydney on board A18 'Wiltshire', 7 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, 11 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 June 1917.

Wounded in action, 20 September 1917 (shell wound, left hand); admitted to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, 5 October 1917; transferred to No. 3 Convalescent Depot, 5 October 1917; rejoined unit, 22 November 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 24 November 1917.

Wounded in action, 2 January 1918 (gun shot wound, both hips and anal region); died in 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium, 3 January 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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