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Charles Frederick MILTON

Regimental number31831
Date of birth30 September 1878
Place of birthRedfern, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMilitary cook
AddressPercival Street, Kogarah West, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 6"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs H E Milton, Percival Street, Kogarah West, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameMedium Trench Mortar Battery Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/129/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 2 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Discharge date22 November 1917
Other details

War service: enlisted in the AIF as No. 19385, Private, 'C' Company, 13th Bn, 14 February 1916; discharged prior to embarkation, 19 June 1916 ('Services no longer required': wife did not give consent). Period of service: 268 days.

Re-enlisted in the AIF, 23 November 1916. Embarked from Sydney, 2 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 17 February 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1917; taken on strength, 2nd Division Trench Mortar Battery, 27 April 1917.

Admitted to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 April 1917 (pleurisy); transferred to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 7 May 1917; to England, 12 May 1917, and admitted to 2nd Eastern General Hospital. Discharged from 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 16 June 1917, and granted furlough, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 19 June 1917.Marched in to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Pakeha', 28 August 1917; disembarked Sydney, 24 October 1917; discharged, 22 November 1917 (medically unfit: thickened pleura and pleuritic adhesions).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 June 1967
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium

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