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Charles LUKINS

Regimental number2713
Place of birthGranya, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGranya, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, R Lukins, Granya, Victoria
Previous military serviceWas a member of the Granya Rifle Club for 4 years.
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Discharge date15 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 57th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916; transferred to 5th Pioneer Bn, 3 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 June 1916.

Admitted to hospital, 29 April 1917 (septic arm); rejoined unit, 30 May 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 22 October 1917; Corporal, 5 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 23 March 1919; discharged, 15 May 1919.

Medals: Croix de Guerre (Belgium), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death4 September 1961

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