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Charles PAY

Regimental number1683
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolKerang State School, and Queen's College, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStorekeeper
AddressNolan Street, Kerang, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eliza Pay, Nolan Street, Kerang, Victoria
Enlistment date15 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He was a true soldier and honoured the union jack. He died for Australia.' (Wife)
FateDied of disease 19 January 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death45.10
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 20), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
130
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Kerang Cemetery, Victoria. Photo: Peter Dennis. Son of Mary L. PAY; husband of Eliza PAY, Nolan Street, Kerang, Victoria. Native of Bendigo, Victoria
Family/military connectionsStep-brother: [1621] Lt John Joseph CADUSCH, 38th Bn, killed in action, 7 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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