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Charles Howard NURSE

Regimental number34319
Date of birth31 May 1891
Place of birthBrompton Park, South Australia
SchoolThebarton State School; Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
Other trainingSchool of Mines & Industries, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer and surveyor
AddressElizabeth Street, Torrensville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs G E Conroy, Elizabeth Street, Torrensville, South Australia
Enlistment date24 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, March 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAt age 11 won a three year scholarship to Prince Alfred College. Also won two evening scholarships to the School of Mines. Was employed by the SA Government on the SE Drainage Works; also on the River Murray locks scheme; and on the West Coast, whence he enlisted.
FateKilled in Action 21 March 1918
Place of death or woundingMont Kemmel, Belgium
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialKemmal Chateau Military Cemetery (Row O, Grave No. 32), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Aves and Jemima Emma NURSE, Hayward Avenue, Torrensville, South Australia. Native of Thebarton, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 555 Arthur Ronald NURSE, 10th Bn, returned to Australia.
Other detailsWar service: France, Belgium.

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