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Charles William Scott FRENCH

Place of birthCharters Towers Queensland
OccupationSchool teacher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Femmonoth French, Lee Street, Charters, Towers, Queensland
Previous military service2nd Infantry
Enlistment date1 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentLT (ADJ)
Unit name41st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Bar to Military Cross

Work near Hamel 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 14 August 1918

Military Cross

Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. With two men he attacked a battery of 4.2 in guns, and personally shot the officer and captured the others of the battery. He also exhibited great courage in attacking the many machine gun positions encountered during the advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross and Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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