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Charles ALMAT

Regimental number57817
Place of birthJericho, USA
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o W Williams, Beaudesert, SC Line, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.25"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs D Almat, c/o W Williams, Beaudesert, SC Line, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 June 1918
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameQueensland Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 July 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 7 September 1919
Discharge date13 November 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney, 17 July 1918; disembarked London, England, 27 September 1918, and marched in to 5th Training Bn, Fovant same day. Transferred to Australian Army Service Corps Details, and marched out to AASC Depot, 8 November 1918; marched into Depot, Fovant, 9 November 1918. Marched out to Warminster AASC Detachment, 31 December 1918.

Found guilty, 20 May 1919, of at Bristol being absent without leave from 2400, 16 May, to 0745, 17 May 1919: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 2 days' pay.

Found guilty, 23 July 1919, of at Warminster being absent without leave, 1800 20 July, to 0950, 21 July 1919: admonished, and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, 14 August 1919; discharged to Training Depot, 20 August 1919, and marched in to No 2 Group, Sutton Veney.

Found guilty, 14 August 1919, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he refused to obey an order given by an NCO: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 7 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Euripides', 7 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 24 October 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; medical examination found, 29 October 1919, found that he suffered from headaches resulting from a board falling on his head; did not go to hospital, was 'quite alright until a few weeks ago'; discharged (medically unfit), 13 November 1919.

Medal: British War Medal

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