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Charles NOFFKE

Regimental number7029
Place of birthLaidley Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRosewood, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Noffke, Forest Hill, Queensland
Enlistment date14 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps School
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At VILLERET on the 18th September, 1918, Private NOFFKE in company with No. 7347 Private W. HEASLOP, and No. 6120 Private D. STEWART, acted as Scouts and came under heavy fire from two machine guns and a party of enemy, twenty five to thirty strong. These three scouts showing great boldness and initiative worked round the right flank of the party, and prevented them from entering QUARRY WOOD, the most likely place of retreat. They then closed with them and succeeded in killing and wounding several. The remainder (three N.C.O.s and fifteen men) with two machine guns surrendered. By this courageous act, it enabled a post to go forward without interference and establish itself on the Western edge of QUARRY WOOD.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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