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Charles Edward MERRETT

Regimental number1802
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlasterer
Address80 Avenue Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, 80 Avenue Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateDied of disease 21 November 1918
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block S, Plot II, Row Z, Grave No. 15), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
86
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Emma MERRETT, 80 Avenue Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Other details

War service (AN&MEF): enlisted 11 August 1914 as 739 Private; embarked from Sydney, 19 August 1914; served at Rabaul; returned to Australia and discharged, 18 January 1915. [See 739 C.E. MERRETT.

War service (AIF): embarked from Sydney, 19 June 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 22 August 1915 (gun shot wound, left hand). Evacuated to England, 25 November 1915; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 5 December 1915.

Commenced return to Australia, 11 March 1916 (septic poisoning).

Re-embarked as R1802 from Sydney, 10 February 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1917; taken on strength, 18th Bn, 7 November 1917.

Admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 14 November 1918 (dangerously ill: broncho-pneumonia); died, 29 November 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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