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Charles Edward Solly MITCHELL

Regimental number10271
Place of birthSwansea Wales
ReligionPlymouth Brethren
OccupationFarmer
AddressLisdillon, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, E H J Mitchell, Lisdillon, Tasmania
Enlistment date5 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameConvalescent Depot, Harefield Park, London, and Special Reinforcements (Feb 1915 - March 1916)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 21 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 28 April 1918

Medals

Military Medal

'On the 25th April 1918 in CACHY near VILLERS BRETONNEUX, Private MITCHELL was working with several squads of bearers clearing wounded from an R.A.P. The village was at the time being heavily shelled. Private MITCHELL re-organised the squads as casualties occurred and by a splendid exhibition of courage and devotion to duty set a fine example of moral to all whom were working with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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