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Charles ABERDEEN

Regimental number3012
Place of birthMirboo, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressLeongatha, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 8.5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinFather, D.P.M. Aberdeen, Mardan, Victoria
Enlistment date4 January 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Discharge date30 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 19 February 1917; discharged Devonport, England, 25 April 1917; marched into 10th Training Bn, 26 April 1917.

Transferrred to Machine Gun Details, 13 July 1917; marched into Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 15 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 October 1917; marched into Machine Gun Corps Base Depot, Camiers, 12 October 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 15 October 1917; taken on strength of 5th Machine Gun Company, 16 October 1917.

Admitted to No 5 Field Ambulance, 9 May 1918, and transferred to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station the same day; to No 28 Ambulance Train, 10 May 1918; to No 28 United States General Hospital, Rouen, 11 May 1918 (pharynigitis); to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 19 May 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin); classified Class 'A', 23 May 1918; marched into Australia General Base Depot, Camiers, 26 May 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 7 June 1918, and rejoined 2nd Machine Gun Bn the same day.

On leave to United Kingdom, 2 October 1918; rejoined unit, 20 October 1918.

Detached to Universtie du Travail, Charleroi, 29 January 1919; rejoined unit, 18 April 1919.

Admitted to No 55 Casualty Clearing Station, 18 April 1919; to No 1 Ambulance Train, 27 April 1919; to No 14 Stationary Hospital, 28 April 1919 (scarlet fever); to No 8 Stationary Hospital, 14 May 1919 (scabies); discharged to Base Depot, 25 May 1919.

Proceeded to England, 10 June 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 11 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 22 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 September 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 30 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 August 1954
Place of burialLeongatha Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABERDEEN Charles

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