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Charles Aloysius ARNALL

Regimental number3007
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mabel Alice Arnall, Yabbon, Murray River, Cardwell, Queensland
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3007A
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Brigade Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 9 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistent continuous devotion to duty during operations active and otherwise over a period of 15 months in FRANCE when first employed as a runner until date as Orderly Room Clerk. He has always shown a splendid example of devotion and is absolutely tireless, even now volunteering for jobs taking him to front line when runners are fatigued and on several occasions has carried important messages through heavy shell fire, quite undeterred and resumed his ordinary work on return. His consistency is of outstanding merit.' Second description reads: 'For continuous good service and devotion to duty as Orderly Room Clerk during period 22nd September 1917 to 24th February 1918. He has been untiring in his efforts to be of service and was brought to notice for carrying messages under fire when the runners were exhausted. The example he has set has been of great value and has earned the respect of all his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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