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Regimental number246
Place of birthPendlebury, Lancashire, England
SchoolSecondary School, Salford, Lancashire, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, R Schofield, 86 Park Street, Swinton, Manchester, England
Previous military serviceServed in the 3rd Border Reg, The Castle, Carisle.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name6th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 November 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 15), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Elizabeth SCHOFIELD, 45 Levens Grove, Central Road, Blackpool, Lancs., England

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