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Charles Roy BALMER

Regimental number1946
Place of birthOmeo, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDrover
AddressBairnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.5"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles William Balmer, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Previous military service4 years Senior Cadets
Enlistment date20 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 June 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 15 December 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date4 May 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2076 Gunner Thomas William BALMER, 2nd Trench Mortar Battery, effective abroad (still overseas).
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 January 1956
Age at death57
Place of burialBairnsdale Cemetery, Victoria

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