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Von Schil, William Alfred



Born 17th July 1894 Mersey Tasmania the son of Charles Frederick and Maria Wilhelmine Von Schill (nee Bergmann) a settler he embarked Melbourne 10th October 1915 on board “HMAT Nestor” with the 1st Australian General Hospital. 

He was serving with the 10th Field Ambulance when he died 24th August 1918 from shell wounds to the legs and feet and was buried in the  Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Daours, Somme, France

On Monday evening the Rev. O. Compton of Latrobe conveyed the sad official information to Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Von Schill that their son, William Alfred had been killed in action on August 24. Pte. Von Schill enlisted three years ago with his brother Albert, who was invalided home 12 months ago. A third brother, Thomas, is now in an English hospital suffering from wounds received in action when fighting in France last May.

The North Western Advocate 4th September 1918



At Harefield Park England

Australian Auxiliary Brass Band

The soldier holding the rope with the kangaroo attached is Private

L. W. Von Schil, Latrobe






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