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Charles William McDONNELL

Regimental number764
Date of birth30 June 1895
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressBendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinBrother, G McDonnell, Mooroopna, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified (Mention in Despatches)


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 12 (27 January 1916).
Recommendation date: 10 May 1915

FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 June 1979
Place of burialCatholic Cemetery, Kincumber, New South Wales

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