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Charles Robert McRAE

Regimental number4153
Place of birthMerino, Victoria
SchoolHenty State School No 2020, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 10"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinBrother, John McRae, c/o Mrs Ike Dalton, Merino, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 November 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialAubers Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 7), Aubers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Henty State School No 2020 Honour Roll, Victoria.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McRAE Charles Robert

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