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Charles SHUTTLEWOOD

Regimental number991
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith
Addressc/o Mrs H Davis, Lentham Street, Kensington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMrs W Davis, Lentham Street, Kensington, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At HANEBEKE WOOD on 20th September 1917 this man showed admirable spirit and great determination. He was lost early in the attack and joined another Company after having been buried by a shell. He assisted in clearing several blockhouses and when he rejoined his company and found only one officer left, helped by directing the men, in consolidating operations, and by organising dumps, etc. He then began stretcher bearing and when three other bearers had been hit, carried one man out through a heavy barrage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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