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Regimental number1550
Place of birthBinbrook, Lincolnshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia27
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWoodford, Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 4.5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Fanny Fiddling, Woodford, Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 July 1916
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialEstaires Communal Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and F.L. FIDDLING, Woodford, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 5 May 1916 (venereal warts); transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 5 May 1916; discharged to unit, 18 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 18 July 1916; admitted No 1 Casualty Clearing Station, 18 July 1916 (gun shot wound, left chest).

Died of wounds, No 1 Casualty Clearing Station, 19 July 1916.

Buried at Estaires Communal Cemetery, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FIDDLING Charles

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