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Charles Gifford PRYCE

Regimental number3598
Place of birthCooma New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCountry work
Address11 Benedin Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Pryce, 11 Benedin Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 12 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialRoisel Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, row H, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh and Mary PRYCE, 11 Beri Eden Street, Waverley, New South Wales

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. on night of 23rd/24th June, 1918 South West of METEREN displayed gallantry and initiative. On reaching final objective he pushed forward with two men to act as screen. When moving forward he came in contact with six of the enemy in a shell hole. He immediately engaged them, killing two and dispersing the others. He kept the front guarded conscientiously and kept the Platoon informed, enabling the consolidation to be rushed on unhampered.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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