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Charles WARDEN

Regimental number3
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDruggist's assistant
AddressFairfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinMrs S Warden, Fairfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentStaff Sergeant
Unit name1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A27 Southern on 23 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30474 (14 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 7 January 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty under very trying circumstances. When his dressing station was subjected to heavy shell fire, and shells were bursting above and around the operating tent, with great promptness and at imminent personal risk he superintended and effected the transfer of the tent and its wounded inmates to a protected position. But for his gallant and timely action the lives of many of the wounded would have been lost.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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