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Charles Wilson Cuttcliffe BLUETT

Place of birthLeak, Staffordshire, England
SchoolDenston School, England
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMaster mariner
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinWife, Mrs C L Bluett, Port Alma, Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 June 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name9th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'(Hooge 20 September 1917) Rendered valuable work in consolidation and showed skill, courage and determination during advance.'
Second (undated) recommendation reads: '(Polygon Wood 26 September 1917) Rendered valuable work in consolidation and during the advance showed skill, pluck and determination.'
Recommendation date: 6 October 1917

FateDied of wounds 3 November 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death3 November 1917
Age at death42
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 21), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of a carrying party, but when all the senior officers in the attacking companies had become casualties he assumed command, and, after reorganizing, moved forward to the capture of the last objective. he rendered valuable service during the consolidation, and his cheerfulness, pluck, and determination during the advance were an example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: Captain Reginald BLUETT, MC, DSO.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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