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Charles Robert MORTOMORE

Regimental number632
Place of birthMalvern Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Address32 Loch Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Charles Mortomore, Lilydale, Victoria
Enlistment date11 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Armentieres on 25-26 December 1916.'
Recommendation date: 5 January 1917

FateDied of wounds 27 February 1917
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 15), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
128
Medals

Military Medal

'At ARMENTIERES on the night 25th/26th December, 1916, while acting as a scout, he displayed great daring in getting through the enemy wire and obtaining information preparatory to a raid on the enemy trenches. When the scout next to him was wounded he carried him back across No Man's Land to our lines, and then returned to his work. When a party of the enemy commenced repairing the damaged wire, he watched from a distance of five yards, and sent back information which proved of great value to our raiding party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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