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Charles Frederick Giles CHOPIN

Regimental number7134
Place of birthBega, New South Wales
SchoolShellharbour State School, Wollongong District, North Sydney Boys' High
ReligionChurch of England
AddressShell Harbour, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.3
Height5' 7.5"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinFather, C F Chopin, Shell Harbour, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadet and Citizen Forces
Enlistment date16 July 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 October 1918
Place of death or woundingNear Estres, France
Age at death18.4
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialBellicourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row M, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederic and Emilie CHOPIN, Public School, Shellharbor, New South Wales. Native of Candelo, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHOPIN Charles Frederick Giles

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