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Charles Wilmot MORGAN

Regimental number5145
Place of birthBairnsdale Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSarsfield, via Bairnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, Mr E Morgan, Farm Waterholes, via Bairnsdale, Victoria
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous courage, initiative and devotion to duty. Near BELLICOURT on 29th September when an enemy Machine gun was inflicting heavy casualties on our men he took a Lewis Gun and at great personal risk worked out to a position from which he could cover an attack by a bombing section. By his action he enabled the trench to be occupied and was undoubtedly the means of saving many casualties. His bravery and disregard of personal safety set a splendid example to all at a most critical period of the advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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