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Charles PINGRE

Regimental number6137
Place of birthLyons France
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCook
AddressGatton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFriend, Mrs A W Step, French Consul, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'For conspicuous gallantry during the bombing attack on part of the Hindenburg Line East of Bullecourt, when he volunteered to help and acted as Thrower throughout. When the enemy counter attacked he held his position until all his bombs were exhausted.'
Recommendation date: 14, 15 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during the bombing attack on O.G.1 (Hindenburg Line East of BULLECOURT) on 3rd May 1917. During the second attack he volunteered to help and acted as Thrower throughout. He carried out his work fearlessly, and with great dash and initiative, and always led the party round traverses. When the enemy counter attacked he held his position until all his bombs were exhausted.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 August 1955
Place of burialLutwyche Cemetery

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