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Charles Butler BENTLEY

Regimental number698
Place of birthTemplemore, Co Tipperary, Ireland
Addressc/o P H Cresswell, Cooks Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss E Bentley, Mountland, South Road, Taunton, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 August 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force (Tropical Unit), F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 19 August 1914
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Discharge date11 October 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAS 'Berrima', 19 August 1914.

Awarded 2 days' forfeiture of pay, Rabaul, 4 December 1914.

Discharged as Serial Number 698, Sydney, 4 March 1915.

Enlisted Liverpool as Serial Number 1454, 15 February 1915.

Embarked Sydney on HT 'Ceramic', 25 June 1915.

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 16 August 1915 (Gallipoli).

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation); attached to 2nd Division Training Bn, Ismalia. 24 January 1916; rejoined 19th Bn, 2 March 1916.

Transferred to 56th Bn, Ferry Post, and commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, 3 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on 'Huntsend' and proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Promoted Lieutenant, 9 September 1916; leave of absence extended due to urgent private affairs, 1 December 1916; rejoined unit from leave, 8 December 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 December 1916, and transferred to 1st Anzac Divisional Station (urethritis); to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 12 December 1916 (gonorrhoea); to Ambulance Train, 13 December 1916; to 2nd Red Cross Hospital, Rouen, 14 December 1916; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 14 December 1916; discharged to duty, 16 January 1917 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 36 days); moved out from 5th Reinforcements Depot, Etaples, 2 March 1917; rejoined unit, 3 March 1917; marched out to Divisional School of Instruction, 30 March 1917.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 19 April 1917, and transferred to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Amiens (scabies); discharged to duty, 28 April 1917; rejoined unit, Amiens, 1 May 1917; seconded for duty with 14th Training Battalion, 5 May 1917. Marched into Training Bn from France, Hurdcott, 8 May 1917. Admitted to Military Hospital, Fovant, 14 August 1917 (scabies).

Proceeded to France through Southampton, 5 October 1917; marched into 5th Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 7 October 1917; moved out to unit, 9 October 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 13 October 1917.

Admitted to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 2 November 1917 (old injury, left shoulder); discharged to duty, 6 November 1917; rejoined unit, 7 November 1917; to Corps Infantry School, 15 November 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 25 December 1917; proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 2 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 22 February 1918.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 July 1918, and transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station (albuminuria); to Ambulance Train '23', 15 July 1918; to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, 16 July 1918. Embarked Rouen on HS 'West Australia' and proceeded to England, 18 July 1918; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 19 July 1918.

Resigned from appointment to Australian Imperial Force in consequence of being medically unfit for service, London 11 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENTLEY Charles Butler

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