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Charles Alfred BIRTLES

Regimental number2425
Place of birthBogong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressBeechworth, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 4.25"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Peter Birtles, Finch Street, Beechworth, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Militia; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of chest measurement.
Enlistment date19 April 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 April 1917
Place of enlistmentWangaratta, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollTrooper
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Exeter', 12 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 23 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BIRTLES Charles Alfred

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