Albert Percival Schofield[1]


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  • Name Albert Percival Schofield 
    Gender Male 
    Distingished Conduct Medal 3 Oct 1918 
    Albert Percival SCHOFIELD

    Regimental number 2981
    Religion Methodist
    Occupation Farmer
    Address 'Fernleigh', Kangaloon, New South Wales
    Marital status Single
    Age at embarkation 20
    Next of kin Father, Eli Schofield, 'Fernleigh', Kangaloon, New South Wales
    Enlistment date 25 May 1916
    Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 19 June 1916
    Rank on enlistment Private
    Unit name 55th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
    AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/72/4
    Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
    Rank from Nominal Roll Private
    Unit from Nominal Roll 18th Battalion
    Fate Returned to Australia 19 June 1919
    Medals Distinguished Conduct Medal

    'For most conspicuous gallantry in the operations of 3 October, 1918, near Estrees, north of St. Quentin. His company met with unbroken wire in front of the objective, and came under heavy machine gun fire. He found an opening through the wire, and rushed single handed, through the gap to a machine gun post which was holding up his company. He himself killed two of the crew, capturing the remaining four and the gun. He did splendid work.'
    Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
    Date: 6294640
    Person ID I6038  Maleny Pioneers & Neighbouring Districts
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2011 

    Father Eli Schofield,   b. 1855, Nsw Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1931, Bowral, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Margaret Jane Armstrong,   b. 1859, Wollongong, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1916, Nsw Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Family ID F992  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S74] Information kindly supplied by John Browne.

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