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Charles Clarkson COURTMAN

Regimental number3795
Place of birthKilkivan Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressAgnes Villa, Kilkvan, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Courtman, Agnes Villa, Kilkvan, Queensland
Enlistment date29 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'Counter attacks of the enemy were repelled mainly through the work of my Lewis gunners who kept to their post during the whole time under a heavy bombardment by the enemy and after being repeatedly subjected to bomb attacks by small parties who crept up. Owing to the heavy casualties in my Lewis Gunners it was impossible to relieve them, and these men worked continuously during the whole period.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 August 1965

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