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Charles Edward DYER

Regimental number2288
Date of birth18 August 1884
Place of birthBalaklava, South Australia
SchoolBalaklava Public School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHamley Bridge, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 6.75"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Dyer, Hamley Bridge, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date3 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Taken prisoner of war, 2 April 1917; repatriated, December 1918; arrived in England, 6 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nevasa', 5 March 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 25 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 3 June 1919.

War service: 3 years 55 days (of which 2 years 257 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service [but file is unclear: NWS with the N apparently crossed out].
Date of death30 November 1935
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, DYER Charles Edward

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