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Charles John CONNERS

Regimental number6382
Place of birthIreland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressFerndale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 4.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFriend, John Graham, Ferndale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 April 1916
Place of enlistmentWarragul, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Discharge date2 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 7 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 October 1916; proceeded to Folkestone, 28 December 1916; marched in to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 29 December 1916; joined 14th Bn, France, 20 January 1917; marched out to unit, 22 January 1917; detached to 1st Anzac Corps. Headquarters for farm work, 5 April 1917; rejoined unit, 13 May 1917; with unit, 13 May 1917 to 17 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board the 'Beltana' from Southampton, 16 April 1919; disembarked, 2 June 1919; discharged, 2 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory medal (both returned, 10 May 1923)
SourcesNAA: B2455, CONNERS Charles John

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