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Charles Jacob MILDREN

Regimental number519
Place of birthWabba Victoria
AddressCorryong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Mildren, Corryong PO, Corryong, Victoria
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919

Military Medal

'On the 7th/8th and 9th June, 1917, during operations south of MESSINES, this man on his N.C.O. being killed assumed command of the Stokes Mortar Gun team and pushed onto his objective. Subsequently the members of his team became casualties and he then organised a new team from the ranks of the infantry. The new men also became casualties but Private MILDREN remained by his gun, although subjected to intense artillery and machine gun fire. He showed great courage and determination throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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