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Charles Phillip ARCHER

Regimental number2275
Place of birthChewton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressChewton PO, Chewton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Christina Anna Archer, Chewton, Victoria
Enlistment date8 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 20 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'On 12th October 1917, East of YPRES for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in action. This man was assisting the R.A.P. and under most difficult circumstances and under exceedingly heavy shell fire, he showed a total disregard for his own safety. His cheerfulness and high spirits and his untiring energy had a most reassuring effect on the wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 August 1956

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