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Gustavus Adolphus SCHMIDT

Regimental number14701
Place of birthWalsall, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Addressc/o Mrs Oliver, Strand, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinMother, Fanny Schmidt, c/o Mrs Oliver, Strand, Townsville, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in Citizen Military Forces ('Colonial Forces') for 3 years.
Enlistment date22 May 1917
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Unit nameAustralian Army Service Corps, 28th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Discharge date2 November 1919
Other details

Embarked Sydney, 31 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 26 December 1917; marched in to AASC Training Depot, 27 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 September 1918; posted to 1st Australian Division Train, 2 October 1918, and taken on strength, No 4 Company, AASC, in the field.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 18 January 1919.

Detached for transport duty, Calais, 7 March 1919; rejoined unit from detachment, 12 March 1919.

Transferred to No 1 Company, AASC, 27 March 1919.

On leave to United Kingdom, 2 April 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 22 April 1919.

Marched out to England, 20 May 1919, for return to Australia, and reverted to Driver.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 18 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 2 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SCHMIDT Gustavus Adolphus

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