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Charles August WITTKOPP

Regimental number3127
Date of birth12 February 1895
Place of birthMaryborough, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKingaroy, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, K R Wittkopp, Kingaroy, Queensland
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 9th Battalion
Promotion date: 16 April 1916


Unit: 9th Battalion
Promotion date: 3 August 1916


Unit: 9th Battalion
Promotion date: 9 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great gallantry and initiative in leading his platoon on a counter attack. Later, he reorganized his company, and collecting all men in the vicinity, advanced on the enemy, causing heavy losses.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Discharge date23 April 1918
Other details

War service (AIF): Western Front.

Appointed Temporary Sergeant, 27 February 1916; 2nd Lieutenant, 16 April 1916. Wounded, 23 July 1916. Promoted to Lieutenant, 3 August 1916; Captain, 9 September 1917. Wounded (second occasion), 1 October 1917. Appointed terminated, 23 April 1918.

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Joined Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force as Captain, 22 May 1918. Unit embarked at Sydney on SS 'Melusia' on 13 June 1918. Appointment terminated, 12 August 1920.

Appointed Captain, 47th Bn, AMF, 3 January 1939; Captain, 29 July 1940; service no. Q25012.

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