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William Bismark SCHAEFFER

Regimental number283
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationForeman storeman
Address135 Birrell Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kathleen Mary Schaeffer, Benalla, Henrietta Street, Waverley New South Wales
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name3rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 May 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Surname spelt SCHAFFER
Date of death16 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burial4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 13), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Carl and Cathleen SCHAEFFER, "Glen Lea", Bowen Street, Chatswood, Sydney. Native of Neutral Bay, Sydney

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