Ernest John Schadel

First Name: 
Ernest
Middle Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Schadel
Mother's Name: 
Ann Schadel nee McDonald
Father's Name: 
George Schadel
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, April 11, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
3rd Battalion
Company: 
A
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, August 7, 1915
Place of Death: 
Lone Pine, Gallipoli,Turkey
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Ernest John Schadel (Service No 2228) was born in Nowra, N.S.W., in May 1893.

At enlistment he was 22 years old, single and worked as a railway porter at Bellambi, N.S.W.

Ernest embarked on HMAT A63 Karoola with the 3rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement on 16 June 1915. Ernest arrived at Gallipoli, Turkey with A Company on 4 August, 1915 just in time for the Battle of Lone Pine.

Sadly, Ernest was killed in action between 7 and 12 August, 1915 and has no known grave.

Ernest's two brothers George Edward (Service No 1661 ) and William Herbert (Service No 1074), also served.

 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, SCHADEL ERNEST JOHN Item barcode 8075584

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