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Charles Phillip ANGAS

Regimental number228
Place of birthUnley, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBootmaker
Address83 Albert Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Elizabeth Angas, same address
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Citizen Military Forces (Goodwood, C Company).
Enlistment date13 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Discharge date4 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 9 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 20 July 1916.

Proceeded to England (date not recorded).

Admitted to Brigade Hospital, Fargo, 2 September 1916; discharged, 9 September 1916. Forfeited 4½d, 9 September 1916, being the cost of one table fork lost whilst a patient at Fargo Hospital.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916.

Found guilty, 10 July 1917, of being absent without leave from 8.30 pm parade, 7 July 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 9th Field Ambulance31 July 1917 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to duty same day.

Wounded in action, 20 October 1917 (shell wound, contusion, back), and admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 October 1917, and transferred same day to Ambulance Train No 30; transferred to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 22 October 1917; to England, 1 November 1917, and admitted to Northampton War Hospital, Duston; discharged on furlough, 13 December 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veney, 27 December 1917.

Found guilty, 4 January 1918, of being absent without leave from 3.30 pm, 27 December, to 3 pm, 3 January: awarded 24 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 32 days' pay.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 14 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 February 1918; rejoined 43rd Bn, in the field, 9 February 1918.

Transferred to Australian Corps School, 5 July 1918.

Admitted to 41st Stationary Hospital, 28 August 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to 2nd Stationary Hospital, 29 August 1918; transferred to England, 3 September 1918, and admitted to Connaught Hospital, Aldershot, 4 September 1918 (pleurisy: slight); discharged on furlough, 14 October 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 28 October 1918.

Found guilty, 2 november 1918, of being absent without leave from 10.30 am, 28 October, to 10 am, 2 November 1918: awarded forfeiute of 10 days' pay; total forfeiture: 15 days' pay.

Found guilty, 22 January 1919, of being absent without leave from 2359, 7 January, until apprehended at 2030, 14 January 1919: awarded forfeiture of 12 days' pay; total forfeiture: 19 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 6 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 4 April 1919.

War service: 3 years 99 days (of which 2 years 279 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 June 1932
Age at death36
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery (Eyre Portion, Row 19, Grave No. 50 East), Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANGAS Charles Phillip

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