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Charles Thomas GILLAM

Regimental number1825
Place of birthCranbrook, Western Australia
SchoolCranbrook State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Edward Thomas Gillam, Cranbrook, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 9 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 April 1918
Place of death or woundingDernancourt, France
Age at death24.6
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block P, Plot IX, Row M, Grave No. 9B), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Mary GILLAM, Cranbrook, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3340 Pte Albert Edward GILLAM, 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 2 April 1919; Cousins: 618 Pte Sydney Davenport GILLAM, 10th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 29 August 1915; 655 Trooper Hubert Evelyn GILLAM, 10th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 29 August 1915; 1826 Pte Jack Clifford GILLAM MM, 44th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 July 1919; [2370] Captain Ross Hamilton DUNN MM, 28th Bn, returned to Australia, 18 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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