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Charles Henry MASTERS

Regimental number2893
Place of birthDandenong Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDandenong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, W Master, Kirkham Road, Dandenong, Victoria
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'Work at Herleville Wood on 23 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 30 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Herbville Wood on 23 August 1918. He took charge of the platoon when his officer became a casualty, and getting them into a suitable position, charged with the bayonet, getting into the wood and capturing forty prisoners and three machine guns. Later he bombed his way alone 200 yards up a trench, killing six of the enemy, and clearing the way for his platoon to advance over the top.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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