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Charles James FOOTE

Regimental number6058
Place of birthWoollahra, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressVeron Road, Bexley, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 7.75"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Foote, Veron Road, Bexley, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceAustralian Field Artillery (15 years)
Enlistment date28 April 1915
Place of enlistmentMarrickville, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentStaff Sergeant (Wheeler)
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 5, 15th Company, Army Service Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/103/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).
Recommendation date: 24 September 1918

FateDied of disease 25 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row J, Grave No. 23), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Elizabeth Ann Adams FOOTE. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

On leave to England, 23 November 1916; rejoined unit, 8 December 1916.

Promoted Temporary Company Sergeant Major, 17 June 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 31 July 1917; rejoined unit, 12 August 1917.

Promoted Company Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class II), 19 February 1917.

Promoted Warrant Officer Class I, 24 September 1917.

On leave to Paris, 31 December 1917; rejoined unit, 9 January 1918.

On leave to Paris, 4 August 1918; rejoined unit, 13 August 1918.

Admitted to no 5 Australian Field Ambulance, 18 October 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 20 October 1918.

Died, No 3 Australian General Hospital, 25 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

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

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