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Charles Staving HONEY

Regimental number2580
Place of birthPlymouth, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStore keeper
AddressDickson Street, Eagle Junction, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Blanche Honey, Dickson Street, Eagle Junction, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 September 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918
Discharge date28 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 17 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 30 January 1917.

Marched in to 11th Training Bn, 3 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 June 1917; taken on strength, 42nd Bn, in the field, 10 July 1917.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 August 1917 (sore on penis); transferred to 10th Stationary Hospital, St Omer, 12 September 1917; to 7th Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 22 September 1917 (inflamed lymph glands, groin); discharged to Base Details, 29 September 1917; marched in to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Rouelles, 3 October 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 11 October 1917.

On leave to England, 28 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 17 March 1918.

Wounded in action, 8 April 1918 (gun shot wound, left thigh), and admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, 9 April 1918; to 55th General hospital, Boulogne, 10 April 1918; to England, 15 April 1918; admitted to Warden House Auxiliary Hospital, Deal, Kent (affiliated with Shorncliffe Military Hospital), 15 June 1918; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 21 June 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 19 July 1918.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 6 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 January 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (wounded), Brisbane, 28 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HONEY Charles Staving

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