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Charles Thomas FLOOD

Regimental number85
Place of birthEpping Forest Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCambelltown, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, James Thomas Flood, Gren Hill, Campbelltown, Tasmania
Enlistment date8 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 24 January 1919

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 29th September 1918 in front of GILLEMONT FARM, when the enemy were causing numerous casualties among our men by bombing along trenches, this Non Commissioned Officer organised a Bombing party and drove the enemy from a commanding position which he had occupied. Sergeant FLOOD then constructed a block in the trench and was instrumental in repelling two strong enemy attempts to take the position. His energy and initiative undoubtedly saved us many casualties and inspired the men with confidence in a very trying situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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