Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 8891
Birthplace: Carisbrook, Victoria
Parents: George Henry Shebler
Elizabeth Ann McKenzie
Place of death: Box Hill, Victoria; Registration No. 10717
Awards and Honours
- 1914-1915 Star
- British War Medal 1914-20
- Victory Medal
4th Field Engineers
Regimental Service Number: 2295
Enlistment date: 3 July, 1915 Carisbrook
Age at enlistment: 18 years
Address at enlistment: Barnawatha, Victoria
Marital Status: Single
Next of kin: Father: Constable George Henry Shebler, Carisbrook
Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Weight: 176 pounds
Hair: Fair and curly
Distinctive marks: Burn in small of back
Embarkation ship: HMAT A72 Beltana.
Return Date: 8 April, 1919
Return Vessel: HMAT Trasos Montes.
Arrival at Australia: 22 May, 1919.
War Service Summary
09/11/1915 - Embarked from Sydney
28/12/1915 - Taken on strength; Tel el Kebir
01/02/1916 - Promoted to Lance Corporal; Moascar
15/05/1916 - Reverted to Sapper after misdemeanour
01/06 /1916 - Embarked; Alexandria
09/06/1916 - Disembarked; Marseilles
01/09/1916 - Promoted to Lance Corporal; France
02/04/1917 - Promoted to T/2 Corporal
16/07/1918 - Granted leave to UK,
02/08/1918 - Returned to France,
29/12/1918 - Promoted to Sergeant
06/10/1919 - Granted leave to Paris
16/01/1919 - Returned to Unit
22/01/1919 - Reverted to Corporal on marching out to UK,
28/01/1919 - Embarked for UK for return to Australia
07/04/1919 - Embarked London ex Trassmontes (Trazos-Montes)
22/05/1919 - Disembarked
War Service Commemerated
Life After the War
22/04/1930 - Married Isabelle Margaret (Belle) Gardner (1903-1974) in Geelong.
Kenneth (Ken) James Shebler (1936-1993); three grandchildren.
Place/s of residence:
1914 - Carisbrook
Station Street, Box Hill where he lived until he died in 1979.
Date of death:
1979 Reg. # 10717
Other relevant information:
Charles Augustus Shebler, (1891-1969)
Bertha Alice Shebler, (1893-1988)
Louis John Shebler, (1900-1962)
David Augustus Shebler, (1909-1946)
Georges older brother, Charles also joined up but, before his training could finish, the war ended so he was never sent overseas.
Both George and Charles are recognised on the Carisbrook Roll of Honour.
Georges and Charles grandfather was Carl Friedrich August Schiebler (Shebler) who lived in Melton, where he died in 1908. All of his children, including George's and Charle's father, were born in Melton but by 1915 only uncle, Augustus Charles Rudolph Shebler (1860-1927), remained there as a farmer.