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Thomas Hallet SCHOLFIELD

Regimental number747
Date of birth--/05/1894
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTelangatuk East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kin..., John H Scholfield, Telangatuk East, Victoria
Enlistment date8 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF21
Promotion date: 1 July 1917


Unit: 6 LT Mortar Bty
Promotion date: 19 October 1917

Unit: INF22

FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Mont St. Quentin, on 1st September 1918, in charge of a Stoke mortar detachment. On arriving at his position his gun was destroyed by shell fire. Putting his men under cover, he sent back for another gun, and in the meantime, after searching the trenches under heavy shell fire, found a minenwerfer, which he brought into action, keeping up fire until all the ammunition was exhausted. He carried on for 48 hours without rest.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 512 Pte John Francis SCHOLFIELD, 4th Machine Gun Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1918.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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