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Charles Edgar HYATT

Regimental number669
Place of birthGrantville Vic
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressGrantville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ursula Hyatt, Grantville, Victoria
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'When an attack on Nauroy on 29 September, 1918, was held up by intense machine gun fire, he was placed in charge of seven men, with instruction s to make a reconniassance forward, and, if possible to clear the village. This task he successfully accomlished with the greatest dash and gallantry charging and capturing two machine guns in succession killing the crews.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1910

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