|Place of birth||Londonderry, Ireland|
|Address||Baandee, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Katherine McElhone, 'Majherafelt', Londonderry, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||51st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/68/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle on HMAT 'Suffolk', 10 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 December 1916; moved out from 13th Training Bn, Codford, 14 February 1917. Embarked SS 'Invicta' and proceeded to France through Folkestone, 15 February 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 16 February 1917.
Found guilty at Etaples, 26 February 1917, of being absent without leave from parade, 8.00 am, 26 February 1917: forfeits total of 1 day's pay; moved out from base depot, 16 March 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, 19 March 1917.
Found guilty in the field, 11 July 1917, of being out of bounds, 10 July 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeits total of 1/15/- pay; on leave to United Kingdom, 5 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 5 March 1918.
Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 March 1918, and transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, (gonorrhoea); transferred to Ambulance Train '36', 13 March 1918; admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 15 March 1918; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 15 April 1918 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 36 days); moved out from base depot, 30 April 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 10 May 1918.
Found guilty in the field, 8 June 1918, of being absent without leave in that he was absent from his billet without permission and was absent when company marched out to new billets, 7 June 1918: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2; to 4th Army Rest Camp, 26 July 1918; rejoined unit from camp, 10 August 1918; granted leave, 12 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 16 January 1919; proceeded on leave to England, 30 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 18 February 1919; moved out from field, 17 April 1919; moved out from Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 23 April 1919; marched into No 5 Group, Weymouth, 24 April 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Somali', 1 June 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 8 July 1919. Discharged Perth, 15 August 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McELHONE Charles|