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Charles Edward CLEMENTS

Date of birth28 May 1878
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolEuroa State School, Conways College, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCivil servant
Address9 O'Hea Street, Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs. C.L. Clements, 9 O'Hea Street, Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Boer War, South Africa
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
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Unit: INF31
Promotion date: 18 October 1915

FateDied of wounds 22 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death39
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 47), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin and Henrietta CLEMENTS, husband of Elizabeth M. CLEMENTS, 9 O'Hara Street, Coburg, VIctoria. Native of Sydney
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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