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Charles Arthur BLACK

Regimental number63936
Date of birth26 July 1886
Place of birthSt Peters, South Australia
SchoolPulteney Street School, Adelaide, South Australia
AddressMedindie, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6.5"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs C.M. Black, c/o Mrs Chennell, 25 Dutton Terrace, Medindie, South Australia
Previous military serviceNo 6 Light Horse Field Ambulance (4.5 years until disbanded)
Enlistment date26 February 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, General Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 29 October 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateDied of disease 17 October 1918
Date of death17 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialSever Cemetery Extension (Black S, Plot II, Row M, Grave No. 7), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Otto and Louisa SCHWARZE; husband of Constance M. BLACK, Egmont Terrace, Lower Mitcham, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 5 June 1918, and appointed Voyage Only Corporal the same day; disembarked Liverpool, England, 11 August 1918; marched into Australian Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Fovant, 12 August 1918, and reverts to the rank of Private on marching in.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 October 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 5 October 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 7 October 1918; taken on strength of No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 8 October 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 10 October 1918.

Died, 2130 hours, No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 17 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLACK Charles Arthur

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