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Ernest Lawrence Schischka

Portrait, displayed in the RSA Warkworth January 2012 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, displayed in the RSA Warkworth January 2012 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest Lawrence AWMM
  • Surname
    Schischka AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    E.R. Schischka AWMM
  • Service number
    HG/1/16104 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waiwera, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Gwendoline Schischka (wife), Waiwera, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    HG/1/16104 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Of injuries as a result of a collision with a train AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Eldest son of Joseph and Margaret Schischka; husband of Gwendoline Schischka

    "Officer Killed. Crossing collision. Train hits Army truck. Private gravely injured. One Home Guard officer was killed and a guardsman was severely injured when and Army truck collided with a south bound train at Wellsford at 6.47 a.m. to-day. The victims were – Lieutenant Ernest Lawrence Schischka of Waiwera, killed. Private Paul Waters, driver of the truck, of Wellsford, formerly of Hokianga, condition serious. Several other guardsmen in the truck escaped with a shaking. The accident occurred at a dangerous crossing near Wellsford Township and the front of the truck was wrecked. After medical attention Private Walters was removed to the home of Dr. H. Morrison, there being no hospital in Wellsford. Lieutenant Schischka was the eldest son of the late Mr. Joseph Schischka of Waiwera. He was married but had no family." N.Z. Herald (Whangarei) 27 June 1942.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. Named E.R. Schischka on the portrait at the RSA, Warkworth AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    26 June 1942 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    WellsfordAuckland Province AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Puhoi Public Cemetery, Puhoi, New Zealand AWMM 1. 45. 8. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Puhoi War Memorial, Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park, Domain Road, Puhoi AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Warkworth RSA, 1939 - 1945, wood inlay, Puhoi, Kaipara Flats, Matakana, Leigh AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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