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Charles William HEYWOOD

Regimental number32
Place of birthWallan Vic
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressYulungah, Trafalgar, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, John Heywood, Wonthaggi, Victoria
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'Whilst in charge of a flank patrol at Sasa, on 30 September, 1918, this non-commissioned officer came upon a party of 122 enemy, with four machine guns, waiting to enfilade our flank. He with his patrol of three men, in company with another non-commissioned officer, and patrol of like strength, with great dash and determination charged the enemy, whom they dispersed and forced to surrender.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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