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Charles McIVOR

Regimental number3219A
Place of birthBarrhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland
SchoolRoman Catholic School, Springbank, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia40
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFireman
AddressPort Augusta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 3"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Mclvor, Spring Bank, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed in the Colours in his younger days. (details from daughter)
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
FateKilled in Action 2 April 1917
Place of death or woundingVimy Ridge, Somme - France
Age at death50
Place of burialNoreuil Australian Cemetery (Special Memorial B. 22), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
151
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 10th Bn, Mudros, 25 November 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, Sarpi Camp, Mudros, 15 December 1915 (Colles fracture, left arm), and transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Lemnos; to Sarpi Convalescent Depot, 16 December 1915; to 36th General Hospital, Sarpi, 23 December 1915; to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, 12 January 1916; to Convalescent Camp, Glymenopolon, 13 January 1916; to Base Deptails, 16 January 1916.

Transferred to 50th Bn, 26 February 1916; taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 27 February 1916.

Found guilty, 13 March 1916, of overstaying leave, 2200, 13 March, to 0930, 14 March 1916: forfeited 1 day's pay.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 16 July 1916 (chancre), and transferred to No 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Havre; to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 17 July 1916 (venereal disease, syphilis: slight); discharged to Base Details, 11 August 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 27 days.

Found guilty of being absent without leave from 3.15 pm, 6 October, until apprehended at 10 am, 7 October 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 16 days' pay.

Found guilty of while on Active Service being absent without leave from Tattoo, 5 November, until 4.30 am, 6 November 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to Anzac Main Dressing Station, 23 November 1916 (lumbago); transferred to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 November 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 2 December 1916.

Killed in action, 2 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McIVOR Charles

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