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Charles Ninian HARDIE

Regimental number1024
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
AddressEllen Bank, Warragul, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 9.875"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinA. Hardie, Ellen Bank, Warragul, Victoria
Enlistment date21 January 1915
Place of enlistmentWarragul, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 30 August 1918
Discharge date21 October 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 901 Pte George James HARDIE, 1st Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 1 August 1919; 6012 Sapper John Scott HARDIE, 5th Field Company Engineers, died of disease, 12 March 1916.
Other details

War service: joined 4th Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli, and posted to 'A' Squadron, 2 October 1915.

Sick to hospital, 27 November 1915; admitted to HS 'Oxfordshire', 12 December 1915, and admitted Convalescent Depot, Mustapha, 15 December 1915 (mumps).

Detailed for Guard Duty at AIF Headquarters, Cairo, 20 January 1916; attached to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, for Guard Duty, 10 July 1916; attached for Guard Duty to 14th Australian General Hospital, 27 September 1916.

Taken on strength, 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, 2 May 1917.

Rejoined 4th Light Horse Regiment, Razar, 8 July 1916.

Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 2 February 1918 (cell[ulitis], left arm); discharged to duty and rejoined Regiment, 6 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 3 May 1918 (gun shot wound, left hip); admitted to 65th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 May 1918; listed as 'dangerously ill', 6 May 1918; listed as 'out of danger', 9 May 1918; transferred to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 May 1918; to 36th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 10 May 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 12 May 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 13 May 1918; to Rest Camp, Port Said, 25 June 1918; to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, 3 July 1918; rejoined Regiment, 10 July 1918.

Admitted to Anzac Rest Station, 15 July 1918 (diarrhoea); transferred to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 18 July 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 22 July 1918; to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 23 July 1918; to Suez for embarkation to Australia, 29 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', 30 August 1918 (debility); disembarked Sydney, 3 October 1918, for onward travel to Melbourne; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 21 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Charles Vivian HARDIE.
Date of death26 December 1962
Place of burialWarragul Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARDIE Charles Ninian

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