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Charles BLACK

Regimental number6718
Place of birthBelfast, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGilgandra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 5.25"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinCousin, Mrs B. Vickery, 67 Railway Road, St. Peters, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 October 1916
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Discharge date21 January 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on SS 'Port Nicholson', 8 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917.

Marched into 1st Training Bn, Durrington, 11 January 1917. Found guilty, 25 January 1917, of being absent without leave, 22 January, to 24 January 1917: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 4 days' pay.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 March 1917. Admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, 13 March 1917 (broncho-pneumonia, mentally ill); transferred to Murthly War Hospital, 24 March 1917. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 May 1917.

Embarked HT 'Euripides' for return to Australia, 21 July 1917; diembarked Melbourne, 18 September 1917, for onward travel to Sydney. Discharged, 21 January 1918 (mentally ill).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLACK Charles

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