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Charles McQUADE

Regimental number743
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTimber hewer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, H McQuade, 20 John Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date2 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty during operations near ZONNEBEKE on the 26th September, 1917. This N.C.O. who was the Medical Corporal, followed the attacking troops forward to locate and establish a Forward Dressing Station. Later on, under heavy machine gun and shell fire, he went back, and brought up supplies of dressings to the new Aid Post, where he then remained attending to the wounded. his conduct throughout was of the highest order, and he was unsparing of self and made most gallant efforts to get in, and dress the wounded. The Advanced Aid Post where this N.C.O. carried out his work, was in the open and by his gallantry in voluntarily establishing a post so far forward, he undoubtedly saved the lives of many men. He is strongly recommended for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 January 1927
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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