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|Also known as:||Schofield, Alfred Frederick|
|Place of Birth:||Melbourne (Vic.)|
|Next of Kin:||Alfred Schofield - Father ; 18 Robinson Street, Subiaco, Western Australia|
|Biographical notes:||Alfred Schofield arrived into Port Darwin from Wyndham on the coastal mail contract steamer "Waihoi" on Thursday 18 May 1905. He was listed on the 1911 Darwin electoral roll and as working with the Public Works Department in Darwin at the time of enlistment. Listed on the 1916 electoral roll at his father’s residence in Subiaco as a clerk. By the 1925 electoral roll he was listed in the district of Swan as a musician and viticulturist. He married Ethel M. Mallen in Perth in 1929. By 1937 and through until 1949 Alfred was listed as an orderly in the district of Perth. Alfred Frederick Schofield (60), of Monash-avenue, Hollywood, collapsed while at work in the Perth City Council Chambers, Murray Street. City, at 3.30 p.m. yesterday. Efforts by St. John ambulance men to revive him were not successful and he was dead on arrival at the Royal Perth Hospital.|
|Date of Enlistment:||16-Oct-1914|
|Age at Enlistment:||25|
|Place of Enlistment:||Brisbane (Qld.)|
|Unit:||15th Field Ambulance; 1 Australian General Hospital|
|Service:||Australian Imperial Force|
|Date of Death:||1950-08-01|
|Place of Death:||Perth (W.A.)|
|Place of Burial:||Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth (W.A.)|
|Service History:||Unit embarked from Brisbane on board Transport A55 'Kyarra' on 21 November 1914. He was taken on strength at 1st A.G.H. at Alexandria. Schofield was appointed a/sergeant 8 July 1915 and then a/warrant officer 22 January 1916 before his promotion 25 February 1916 and was based at Ras-el-Tin. Schofield spent his time in various stations in Egypt before arriving in England 28 September 1916. After spending time in 3rd A.G.H. Brighton he then proceeded overseas with them to Abbeville in the Somme area of France where he transferred to the 8th Field Ambulance 30 March 1918. Schofield was appointed Quartermaster and Honorary Lieutenant 9th April 1918. Schofield returned to Australia on HT 'Borda' arriving 19 December 1918 and was discharged 2 March 1919. He re-enlisted in Perth on 21 May 1941, and served until 27 August 1943 as a Captain with the Australian General Hospital at Northam, then aged 54.|
|Related link:||Unit War Diary|
"Fatal Collapse", The West Australian, 2 August 1950: p.15.
"Motor Cycle accident", The West Australian, 28 July 1931: p.28.
"Roll of Honour", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 25 May 1916: p.16.
Adventurous roving natures (Northern Territory volunteers of 1914) by Paul A. Rosenzweig. Casuarina, Darwin : Historical Society of the Northern Territory, 2007.
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
|Appears in Collections:||Returned ANZACs|
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