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Charles Cecil CEARNS

Regimental number1962
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolQueen's College, Hobart, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address30 Colville Street, Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinJ W Cearns, 30 Colville Street, Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military service41st Battery Australian Field Artillery; 9th Battery Field Artillery, Citizens Military Force
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 21 August 1916
Place of death or woundingnear Albert, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialMillencourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Row F, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Angela CEARNS, Elizabeth Street, Hobrart, Tasmania

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