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Charles Edmund FORDHAM

Regimental number6124
Place of birthCanning Road, East Fremantle, Western Australia
SchoolChristian Brothers Catholic School
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressFremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Fordham, Invermay, View Terrace, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets (86th Company), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 February 1917
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death18.11
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
79
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Edmund and Jane FORDHAM, 79 George Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Charles Edward FORDHAM.

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