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Thomas James SCHMITZER

Regimental number2165
Place of birthMitchell's Island, New South Wales
SchoolBohnock Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressBohonoak, Oxley Island, Manning River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Honora Schmitzer, Bohonoak, Oxley Island, Manning River, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 16 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 February 1917
Place of death or woundingLe Transloy, Somme, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBancourt British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row H, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
117
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Honora SCHMITZER, Bohnock, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother to Pte J E Smith 4311 54th Battalion died of wounds also brother to Pte F C Schmitzer 1244 35th Battalion returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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