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Charles William PILL

Regimental number27132
Place of birthMackay, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStorekeeper
Address'Hampden', Bowen Road, Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 4.75"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinBrother, E Pill, 'Hampden', Bowen Road, Mackay, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 4th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Discharge date22 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 30 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 November 1916.

Taken on strength, 8th Field Artillery Brigade, 15 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 December 1916; transferred to 3rd Division Artillery Details, 6 January 1917.

Taken on strength, 8th Field Artillery Brigade, 21 February 1917.

Admitted to 19th Field Ambulance, 28 October 1917 (myalgia); transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 29 October 1917; to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 1 November 1917; to England, 19 November 1917, and admitted to Central Military Hospital, Sutton Veney; discharged on furlough, 17 December 1917, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 31 December 1917.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 15 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Osterley', 31 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 15 April 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit), 22 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PILL Charles William

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