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Harold William CHARLTON

Regimental number38721
Date of birth6 November 1896
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
SchoolRockhampton Grammar School, Rockhampton, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStudent
AddressCambridge Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 11"
Weight165 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Charlton, Cambridge Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the 3rd Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces, Queensland. Resigned on leaving the district.
Enlistment date8 May 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 May 1917
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 33
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Discharge date30 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 19 December 1917; disembarked Suez, 16 January 1918; embarked Alexandria, 29 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 4 February 1918; entrained to Cherbourg, 7 February 1918; detrained Cherbourg, 14 February 1918; embarked Cherbourg, 14 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, 15 February 1918; marched in to Reserve Brigade, Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 15 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 September 1918; taken on strength, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, 24 September 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 13 February 1919.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, 17 February 1919 (influenza); discharged to duty, 3 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suffolk', 12 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 June 1919; discharged, 30 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 November 1987
Age at death90
Place of burialBeresfield Cemetery via Newcastle, New South Wales

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