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Charles Henry BOHLING

Regimental number1104
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address308 Hay Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinSister, Mrs Maude Neaves, 308 Hay Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "8 Octobeer 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the morning of the 29th September 1918, No. 1104, L/Corporal (T/Corporal) C.H. BOHLING was in charge of a section of men, East of RONSSOY, who were detailed to follow immediately in rear of the advancing troops, to make trafficable a section of the Yellow Road. This Non Commissioned Officer led his section to the task under heavy barrage and machine gun fire, and successfully completed the work allotted him, which took practically the whole of the day. L/Corporal (T/Corporal) BOHLING'S cool behaviour, determination and courage, was a magnificent example to his men, and it is due to him that his section completed the task, and was extricated from a perilous position, practically without any loss.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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