Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

Charles Augustus SHEBLER


Born: 29 January, 1891

Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 8659

Birthplace: Birchip

Parents: George Henry Shebler
Elizabeth Ann McKenzie

Died: 1969

Place of death: Tocumwal


18th Reinforcements G.S.G.


Regimental Service Number: 78246

Enlistment date: 5 July, 1918 Melbourne

Age at enlistment: 26 years 5 months

Address at enlistment: Carisbrook, Victoria

Religion: Presbyterian

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Mr. George H. Shebler

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Weight: 156 pounds
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Grey
Hair: Fair

Embarkation ship: .

Rank: Discharged before the end of training

War Service Summary

05/07/1918 - Enlisted
25/10/1918 - Married Sybil Bilton while in training.
24/12/1918 - Discharged; Demobilization; length of service of 173 days

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Names of wife & children:
25/10/1918 - Married Sybil Bilton in Carlton. Reg. # 3919

Jean Shebler (1920 – 1920)
Bertha Shebler (1923 – 1923)
Sybil Shebler (1923 – 1923)

Place/s of residence:
1903 - Golden Fleece Hotel, Melton
1914 - Carisbrook, with his father.
1936-1963 - Tocumwall

1903 – labourer; living at the Golden Fleece Hotel in Melton with his Uncle Augustus
1918, 1936 - Blacksmith
1963 - Grazier

Other relevant information:
Charles Augustus Shebler (1891-1969)
Bertha Alice Shebler (1893-1988)
George Shebler (1898-1979)
Louis John Shebler (1900-1962)
David Augustus Shebler (1909-1946)

His brother George was already at the Western Front by the time Charles joined up.

Charles’ and George’s grandfather was Carl Friedrich August Schiebler (Shebler) who lived in Melton where he died in 1908. All of his children, including George’s and Charles’ father, were born in Melton but by 1915 only uncle Augustus Charles Rudolph Shebler (1860-1927) remained there as a farmer.

Both George and Charles are recognised on the Carisbrook Roll of Honour.

Additional Information

The Argus
8 March 1919

BILTON-SHEBLER. - On the 25th October, at
Presbyterian Manse, Carlton, by Chaplain Captain
Butchers, Sybil, fourth daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. D. R. Bilton, of Craigie, to Charles, eldest
son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Shebler, of Milawa.

The Argus
6 May 1875, p. 6
A case containing some points of interest to publicans and local bodies was heard on Tuesday by Judge Rogers, in the Bacchus Marsh County Court. Auguste Schebler, landlord of the Golden Fleece Hotel, on the Bacchus Marah road, in the shire of Melton, sued the Shire Council for £99 damages for the negligence of their servant the treasurer, Mr Lethbridge, in not receiving the publican's fee for the renewal of Scheblers licence (the certificate for which had been granted by the Bench)


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