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Charles William Moyle LUKEY

Regimental number2626
Place of birthPort Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationJeweller
AddressBrunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Lukey, 15 McFarlane Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 8th Bn, Gallipoli, 7 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 60th Bn, 24 February 1916, and taken on strength.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 5 March 1916 (diptheria), and transferred same day to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia (tonsilitis); discharged to unit, 15 March 1916, and rejoined, Tel el Kebir.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 30 March 1916 (sore feet), and transferred to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital; to 8th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 31 March 1916 (blistered feet); discharged to duty, 1 April 1916.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 3 May 1916 (debility); discharged to duty, 5 May 1916, and rejoined Bn, Duntroon Plateau.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 15 May 1916 (debility); discharged to unit, 18 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1640133: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LUKEY Charles William Moyle
Red Cross File No 1640133

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