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Charles ADKINS

Regimental number5791
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
SchoolPerth Boys School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLoco fireman
AddressWest Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Adkins, 170 Carr Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 March 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of disease 5 June 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialSt Mary Churchyard (Grave No 36, Australian Section), Harefield, Hillingdon, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Mary ADKINS
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 4 May 1917 (gun shot wound, back of head, left arm).

Admitted to Royal Herbert Hospital, England, 18 May 1917 (seriously ill); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 22 May 1917.

Died, 5 June 1917.

Precise cause of death: cerebral abscess, resulting from severe head wound. Nominal Roll lists fate as 'Died of disease'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADKINS Charles

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