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Charles GILTRAP

Regimental number6402
Place of birthAthlone, Co West Meath, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressStirling West, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 8.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Isabella Frances Giltrap, Stirling West, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 20 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 7 June 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date12 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Joined Miscellaneous Reinforcements, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 24 April 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 May 1916, as Reinforcements for 1st Division. Taken on strength as permanent staff from Engineer Details, 16 December 1916.

Promoted ER Sergeant, 16 December 1917.

Proceeded to England, 22 May 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 23 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'D12' for discharge (sciatica), 7 June 1918; discharged, Adelaide (medically unfit), 12 August 1918.
Date of death12 February 1965
SourcesNAA: B2455, GILTRAP Charles

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