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Boyce Vincent SCHULZ

Regimental number1105
Place of birthWilmington South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressWillowie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Schulz, Willowie, South Australia
Enlistment date31 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. With two others he located a dug out which was full of the enemy. He left his men outside, and went in and captured the lot (four officers and twenty three other ranks, the whole of the battalion headquarters). It was a splendid piece of work, showing great daring and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 September 1976
Age at death83
Place of burialGawler Cemetery, South Australia

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