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Charles Robertson WONDERLEY

Regimental number7337
Place of birthToowoomba Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStudent
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs I Wonderley, Taylor Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date11 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Special Memorial 28), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
144
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on University of Queensland Roll of Honour ('Pro Patria Ceciderunt'; They fell for their Country), St Lucia, Queensland. Parents: Isabella and the late Robert George WONDERLEY
Medals

Military Medal

'North of POLYGON WOOD on the night 30th September/1st October, 1917. As a scout he repeatedly visited the front line on Sector and also inspected all areas both right ad left checking the lines of enemy barrage and reconnoitring all places possible of access. He acted as guide to the relieving Battalion and reconnoitring parties and had to frequently pass through heavy enemy shelling. His work was most valuable and he was ever ready to do anything required of him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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