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Charles Edward D'ALTON

Regimental number769
Place of birthNhill, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurveyor
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Mr D'Alton, St Elroy, Dimboola, Victoria
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1915
Date of death6 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot LI, Row A, Grave No. 60), Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: St. Eloy D'ALTON and Ann J.E. D'ALTON, 'Anchorage', Corner of Mrama and Warley Roads, Malvern, Victoria. Native of Nhill, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 538 Pte Henry St Elroy D'ALTON, 8th Bn, died of wounds, 3 July 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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