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Charles Goring BURSLEM

Regimental number2297
Place of birthBourke New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLand agent
AddressDubbo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Burslem, Collie Road, Dubbo, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 19 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 4 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919

Military Medal

'At PERONNE during operations on 1st/2nd September 1918, for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the advance he engaged and silenced several Machine guns with his Lewis gun displaying great resource and daring. In the operation of clearing the town he did similar good work, and by his initiative was the means of securing many prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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