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Charles Henry CARRINGTON

Regimental number5675
Place of birthMologah, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address25 South Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J D Carrington, 25 South Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For gallant work at Mont de Merris near Strazeele on night of 2-3 June 1918.
Recommendation date: 9 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919

Military Medal

'In the operations against the enemy position at MONT DE MERRIS near STRAZEELE on night 2nd/3rd June, 1918, Private CARRINGTON did gallant work as a Company Stretcher Bearer. Regardless of danger he repeatedly dressed the wounded and carried them to the Aid Post under heavy enemy shell fire. He worked untiringly until all the wounded had been cleared and by his efforts undoutably saved the lives of many men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No

Family/military connectionsBrother: 412 Pte James Edward CARRINGTON, 11th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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