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Charles Edwin MURFETT

Regimental number3567
Date of birth29 December 1872
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
Address346 George Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 6.25"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Nellie Charlotte Murfett, 346 George Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 3rd Bn, Ballarat Infatry Brigade, '25 years ago'.
Enlistment date31 May 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Discharge date8 August 1919
Family/military connectionsSon: 1704 Pte Charles Alfred MURFETT, 3rd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 27 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Shropshire', 1 April 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 16 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 8 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 May 1932
Age at death49
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, MURFETT Charles Edwin

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