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Charles Perrin BOULTON

Regimental number5336
Place of birthCheltenham England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressWarren Road, Katanning East, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, E T Boulton, Casey House, Withington, Andoverford, Gloucester, England
Enlistment date24 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 17 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 22 September 1918

FateDischarged 4 November 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This Non-Commissioned Officer is brought to notice for most conspicuous gallantry, ability and devotion to duty in an attack on LE VERGUIER on 18th September 1918. A few hours before ZERO this Non-Commissioned Officer made a personal reconnaissance of the Company Sector, and cut gaps in the enemy wire in rear of his Advanced posts. During the subsequent advance he guided Platoons through these gaps with great skill and judgment. His disregard for personal safety and general example to the men throughout the whole operation was an inspiration to all ranks and he is confidently recommended for high distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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