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Charles HARPER

Regimental number181
Place of birthBray, Wicklow, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTimber worker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 11"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinW Harper, Newtown, Kennedy, County Wicklow, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Navy (length of service not specified).
Enlistment date26 October 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps (Nov 1914)
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Eastern on 28 December 1914
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date24 April 1921
Other details

War service: Rabaul

Taken on strength of the 3rd Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Rabaul, 31 August 1917; appointed Warrant Officer, 1 September 1917.

Returned to Australia on SS 'Melusia', 18 January 1918.

Disembarked from SS 'Messina', Rabaul, and taken on strength of the 3rd Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, 3 May 1918.

Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, Sydney, 24 April 1921.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death2 April 1923
Age at death36
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 10, 484), Sydney, New South Wales

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