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Charles Edward BOOKER

Regimental number3252
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
Other NamesBOOKER, Chas Edward
ReligionMethodist
OccupationHairdresser
AddressPort Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Mr Booker, 16 Hall Street, Newport, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near ASCENSION WOOD on 18th September 1918. As N.C.O. in charge of a bombing party he displayed great determination and set a fine example to his quad and inspired them with the greatest confidence. under exceptionally heavy machine gun fire he led his men over the top into the enemy's trench. On arrival he made himself first bayonet man and his party bombed down the trench for a distance of 900 yards and finally established touch with company on his flank. by his dash and courage he set a fine example to his men and to his individual efforts as bayonet man much of the success of his party is due.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 September 1973

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