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Charles Chizlett BETHUNE

Regimental number37844
Date of birth21 November 1884
Place of birthRandwick, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Addressc/o Rev F.D. Perkins, Armidale School, Armidale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 7"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Bethune, 2 Terrace Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 March 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 31
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Discharge date19 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 5 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 12 December 1917.

Embarked Alexandria, 18 December 1917; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 22 December 1917, and proceeded overland to France; disembarked Southampton, England, 5 January 1918, and marched into Reserve Bde Australian Artillery, Heyesbury, the same day.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 April 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 9 April 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 12 April 1918; taken on strength, 107th Battery, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, 15 April 1918.

On leave to the United Kingdom, 23 March 1919; rejoined unit, 12 April 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 5 May 1919; marched into No 3 Group, Codford, 20 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Prinz Hubertus', 3 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 26 August 1919; discharged Sydney (termination of period of enlistment), 19 September 1919.

Total war service: 2 years 182 days (of which 1 year 296 days was abroad).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 May 1925
Age at death41
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Presbyterian Section), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BETHUNE Charles Chizlett

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