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Charles Clement GARRATT

Regimental number1915
Place of birthIslington, London, England
SchoolMontem Street, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs M C Garratt, 2 Umfreyville, Harringay London N, England
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name16th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 15 April 1917

Bar to Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateDied of disease 9 November 1918
Age at death26
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 48), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
79
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Maggie GARRATT, Umfreville Road, Harringay, London. Native of Islington, London
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He organized a bombing party, and succeeded in repulsing an enemy counter attack. By his cheerfulness, bravery, and coolness, he set a splendid example to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Bar to Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led forward a section to the attack on an enemy machine gun post which was holding up the advance, capturing the gun and destroying the garrison. During the consolidation he displayed the greatest coolness and disregard of danger under intense fire, and set a magnificent example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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