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Charles Henry Richard ABER

Regimental number5785
Place of birthSt Arnaud, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
AddressSilvermin Road, St Arnaud, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anna Aber, Silvermines Road, St Arnaud, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of chest)
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 April 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 March 1917
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row E, grave No. 24), France
Family/military connectionsBrother: 197A John ABER, 2nd Field ---, returned to Australia, 23 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 2 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 November 1916. Found guilty, 26th Training Bn, Larkhill, 8 December 1916, of neglecting to obey an order given by his Superior Officer: awarded 96 hours' detention and 7 days' Confined to Barracks.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 Febuary 1917; joined unit, 9 February 1917.

Wounded in action, France, 20 March 1917, and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance (gun shot wound, lungs); transferred to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 March 1917; died of wounds, 26 March 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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