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Charles William McNAUL

Regimental number4879
Date of birth24 August 1898
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
OccupationStation hand
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Mary Jane McCoy, 16 Short Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 months at GC Camp, Holsworthy, before enlisting in AIF.
Enlistment date15 October 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Train
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1919
Discharge date15 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 19 December 1917; disembarked Suez, 16 January 1918. Embarked Port Said, 25 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 2 February 1918. Entrained Taranto, 5 February 1918; detrained Cherbourg, France, 12 February 1918. Embarked Cherbourg, 12 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 13 February 1918, and marched in to Pioneer Training Bn, Sutton Veny.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 19 March 1918 (measles); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, 16 April 1918.

Transferred to 4th Pioneer Bn, 16 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 August 1918.

Embarked for England for return to Australia, 20 May 1919.

Found guilty, 13 October 1919, of failing to comply with an order givebn by a superior Officer: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 1 November 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 10 December 1919; discharged, Sydney, 15 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 September 1970
Age at death70
Place of burialCremated: ashes interred in Pa Pa Memorial Park (Row A, Panel No 44), Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

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