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Charles George HAM

Regimental number1783
Place of birthTaunton England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Wellington Thos Ham, Trossocks, Bathampton, Bath, England
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: "6 and 8 July 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. He took charge of two greatly reduced platoons and advanced to the assault, capturing two machine guns and killing or capturing the garrison of an enemy strong post. He set a fine example of courage and determination to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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