Historical information

South Melbourne born Schimmelbusch enlisted in March 1917 and departed Melbourne in June 1917. Diaries cover the 1918 to mid-1919 period and "My Comrades" book notes some fellow 4th Light Horsemen who were wounded or killed - at Beersheba, for example. Dangerously ill (dysentery, malaria) for part of 1918, Schimmelbusch returned to Australia in June 1919.

Physical description

WW I diaries, pay books and "My Comrades" autograph book of Trooper Charles Alexander Schimmelbusch (No. 3639) 4th Light Horse.