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Julie Schroeder was a minor character in Call the Midwife. She was played by Bessie Coates.


Seventeen-year-old Julie Schroeder appears in the last episode of Series 8. She lives in Poplar with her mother Ena, her step-father Alfred, a former prisoner-of-war from Germany, and at least three brothers (she tells Sister Hilda that they don't stand still long enough for her to count them). Sadly, Julie is dying from Hodgkin's disease and has recently been receiving treatment at St. Cuthbert's, and has some painful burns following her radiotherapy.


Julie was five when her mother Ena met Alfred Schroeder, a German POW. After he married Ena, Alfred adopted Julie and she took his surname (her original surname is not mentioned).