Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS



Born: 1898

Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 8891

Birthplace: Carisbrook, Victoria

Parents: George Henry Shebler
Elizabeth Ann McKenzie

Died: 1979

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

Religion: Presbyterian

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Father: Constable George Henry Shebler, Carisbrook

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Weight: 176 pounds
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Fair and curly
Distinctive marks: Burn in small of back

Embarkation ship: HMAT A72 Beltana.

Rank: Sergeant

Return Date: 8 April, 1919

Return Vessel: HMAT Trasos Montes.

Arrival at Australia: 22 May, 1919.

War Service Summary

03/07/1915 - Enlisted as a Sapper
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

Names of wife & children:
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.

Motor driver

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.


Australian War Memorial
Service Record
Nominal Roll