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William Lionel SCHWERKOLT

Regimental number816
Place of birthPrahran, Victoria
SchoolMalvern Rd State School, Hawksburn, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
Address34 Pakington Street, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Wilhelmina Schwerkolt, 34 Pakington Street, Kew, Victoria
Previous military service49th Infantry
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 9 November 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Surname spelt SCHWERKOLH
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death21.8
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 2), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Wilhelmina SCHWERKOLT. Native of Prahran, Victoria

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