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Charles Beauchamp DAVINET

Regimental number172
Place of birthBarrington, Somerset, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPompootum, via Mannum, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 10.75"
Weight189 lbs
Next of kinFather, E Davinet, Custon, via Wolseley, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Army Medical Corps, British Army; time expired.
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name10th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Died of illness at sea. Enlisted 28th August, 1914. Posted to 10th Battalion as Medical detail. Transferred to No. 2 Sanitary Section, on 1st March, 1916. Returned to Australia on 13th February, 1917. Re-embarked with A.M.C. reinforcements on 29th October, 1917. Taken on Strength, 3rd Light Horse Field Amb. 9th January, 1918. Embarked for Australia on 16th May, 1919. Died of dysphargia at sea on 31st May, 1919.' (details from next of kin)
FateReturned to Australia 16 May 1919
Place of death or woundingAt sea
Age at death46
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsChatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical Corps
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Ulysses', 13 February 1917 (chronic nephritis).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as DAVINETT. See R172 DAVINET for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAVINET Charles Beauchamp

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