Regimental number2922
Place of birthSouthampton, England
SchoolBoys College, Nottingham, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKarra Tarra, Geraldton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8.5"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Rawlings, Chilwell, Notts, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Place of enlistmentGeraldton, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Company
FateDied of wounds 1 May 1917
Place of death or woundingVerdon, France
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialHamburg Cemetery (Plot III, Row G, Grave No. II), Ohlsdorf, Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Fanny RAWLINGS, Rose Mount, Haywood Road, Mapperley, Nottingham, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 4th Machine Gun Bn, Serapeum, 7 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 10 June 1916.

Reported wounded and missing in action, 11 April 1917; subsequently reported wounded and captured.

Died of wounds received in action, Verden Lazaret, 1 May 1917 (shrapnel wound [grenade splinter], head).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RAWLINGS Charles