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Charles Thomas FORDHAM

Regimental number1535
Place of birthChingford, Essex, England
SchoolNational School
Age on arrival in Australia22
Addressc/o H Webbs, Culalling Road, Narrogin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Charles Fordham, 54 Selwyn Avenue, Hagham's Park, Essex, England
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 5 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was with his Battalion in Gallipoli and was wounded and taken to Egypt.
FateKilled in Action 10 October 1916
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) (Plot VI, Row L, Grave No. 11), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Jemima FORDHAM, 54 Selwyn Avenue, Higham's Park, Chingford, Essex, England

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