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Arthur Augustine Schwarer


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Serial No. 14469

Army Service Corps & Australian Motor Transport Section


Arthur Augustine Schwarer - Information

Arthur was born in Dapto in 1897 to William and Isabel Schwarer, before the family moved to Camden. Arthur eventually found work as a turner and fitter, having completed a 5 year apprenticeship with G. L. Hamilton. In 1914, he watched his brother, William James, leave for war. At the time, the Schwarers were living on Boundary St in Waverly. Arthur then decided to join up, enlisting on the 25th of September 1916 at the Royal Showground Camp in Sydney. He trained in Sydney and then in Broadmeadows in Victoria, where he was made a Driver with the 8th Division Ammunition Park. He then departed Melbourne on the 11th of May 1917 onboard the HMAT Ascanius.

Arthur set down in Devonport in late July, and was marched out to the Army Service Corps Depot. He was then transferred to the Australian Motor Transport Section as an Artificer in September, and reported for duty at Tidworth Base Headquarters in Chelsea. After the war ended, Arthur was promoted to Temporary Corporal on the 15th of December 1918. He continued to work with his unit, until he was sent home in July 1919 reverting to Artificer.