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Charles Henry BAWDEN

Regimental number6958
Place of birthNumurkah, Victoria
Address32 Hunter Street, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Bawden, 32 Hunter Street, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date27 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1919
Discharge date15 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 16 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 18 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 May 1917; taken on strength, 14th Bn, 13 May 1917.

Admitted to hospital, 16 August 1917 (diarrhoea); rejoined unit, 22 August 1917.

Detached for duty to AIF Headquarters, London, while on leave from France, 5 February 1919. Granted Non-Military Employment, 31 March-30 June 1919, while on duty, in order to undertake bookkeeping course at Pitman's School, Southampton Row, London; granted fees of one pound, three shillings, seven pence.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 1 November 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 15 December 1919; discharged, 15 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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