|Place of birth||Piccadilly, South Australia|
|School||Public School, New South Wales|
|Address||Mount Lofty, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, W E Schocroft, Piccadilly, Mount Lofty, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Morphettville, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/14/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Light Horse Regiment|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||We only had two trench cards from him then we had word to say he was dead. He died of gun shot wounds. (details from father)|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Age at death||21|
|Place of burial||At sea|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 9), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Brother: 3756 Driver Charles Sidney SCHOCROFT, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 April 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Found guilty, 18 March 1915, of (1) endeavouring to persuade a person in the Imperial Forces to resist authority of his superior officer; (2) when on Active Service using language to superior officer: awarded 21 days' detention.
Transferred on board HS 'Clacton' from Gaba Tepe to Lemnos, 22 June 1915 (gastro-enteritis); admitted to No 1 Stationary Hospital, 22 June 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to 24th Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 28 June 1915; discharged to duty, 3 July 1915.
Wounded in action, 12 (?) August 1915 (gun shot wound, abdomen), and transferred to HS 'Guildford Castle'; died at sea, 13 August 1915, of wounds sustained in action.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SCHOCROFT Spencer Lane|