Albert Percival Schofield

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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.'


Rewards Service Number: 2981

Rank: Private

Unit: 18th Bn

Service: Army

Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Award: Distinguished Conduct Medal

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 17 June 1919

Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: Page 1012, position 55

Date of Citation in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 19 February 1920

Location of Citation in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: Page 193, position 3

Date of London Gazette: 12 March 1919

Location in London Gazette: Page 3392, position 64

Date of Citation in London Gazette: 2 December 1919

Location of Citation in London Gazette: Page 14912, position 6