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Charles Gustus GREENHAM

Regimental number58
Place of birthDartmoor, Victoria
SchoolNorth Dartmoor School, Victoria; Wando Vale State School No 3397, Victoria
Other trainingSpent 1 year in the Salvation Army Training College.
AddressWando Vale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 10"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinG Greenham, Wando Vale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Place of enlistmentCasterton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'As far as we know he was the first Casterton volunteer. Very anxious to strike a blow for the cause of Australia & the first Casterton soldier to fall.' (details from father)
FateDied of wounds 1 May 1915
Place of death or woundingShrapnel Gully, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 41), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Wanda Vale State School Honor Roll, Victoria.
Family/military connectionsFirst cousins: 2891 Lance Corporal Arthur Engle GREENHAM, 48th Bn, killed in action, 6 August 1916; 2574 Pte George William Thomas GREENHAM, 44th Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 1 May 1915 (gun shot wound, abdomen).

Died at sea on board HT 'Galeka', 1 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Gussus.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREENHAM Charles Gustus

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