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Charles Francis MEATES

Regimental number19593
Place of birthNorth Fitzroy Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationForeman, Gas Co
Address33 Woolton Avenue, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinWife, Mrs A M Meates, 33 Woolton Avenue, Northcote, Victoria
Previous military service21st Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date30 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentBattalion Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 29
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBTY QMS
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period 25th February, 1918 to Night 16th/17th September 1918, this Non Commissioned Officer has done excellent work in the capacity of Quarter Master Sergeant. Throughout the recent offensive operations he has shown keen devotion to duty, and has never failed in the smallest detail. On several occasions the Battery has been kept in action by his energy, initiative and promptness in supplying spare parts. His work throughout has been of a very high order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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