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Charles Edward PELLETT

Regimental number634
Place of birthHawthorn, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address7 Elizabeth Street, Glenferrie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edward Pellett, 7 Elizabeth Street, Hawthorn, Victoria
Previous military serviceCadets
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 February 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date21 August 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 214 Pte Benjamin PELLETT, 23rd Bn, returned to Australia, 13 February 1917; 1801 Pte Edward PELLETT, 5th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 January 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to Hospital Ship, no date stated (left index finger blown off); disembarked Malta, 4 June 1915, and transferred to Imtarfa Hospital the same day; to Coiterana Hospital, 2 July 1915; to Cottonera Military Hospital, Malta, 27 July 1915; to All Saints' Hospital, 11 August 1915.

Proceeded to Egypt, 31 August 1915; marched into Mustapha, 12 September 1915.

Proceeded to the Dardanelles, 9 September 1915.

Wounded in action, 15 November 1915 (gunshot wound, right foot); admitted to No 1 Casualty Clearing Stationary, 15 November 1915; transferred to Mudros, 15 November 1915; to No 1 General Hospital, Cairo, 23 November 1915; to Helouan Convalescent Camp, 5 December 1915; discharged to unit, 28 December 1915.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 20 March 1916.

Admitted to No 13 Field Ambulance, 29 April 1916 (venereal disease); transferred to No 54 Casualty Clearing Station, 8 May 1916; to No 1 Stationary Hospital, 9 May 1916; to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, 12 May 1916; discharged, 3 August 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 97 days.

Proceeded to England, no date stated.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 September 1916, from 4th Training Bn; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 24 September 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 3 October 1916; taken on strength of 60th Bn, 4 October 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 29 March 1917.

Wounded in action (3rd occasion), 11 April 1917, and admitted to No 56 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (shrapnel wound, right buttock); transferred to No 6 General Hospital, Rouen, 12 April 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 14 April 1917; to Base Details, Rouen, 20 April 1917 (Class A); marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 22 April 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 13 May 1917, and rejoined 60th Bn the same day.

On leave, 28 August 1917; rejoined unit, 11 September 1917.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 29 October 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 30 December 1917.

Selected for Special Duty and proceeded to England for transport to Australia, 26 February 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham Castle', 10 March 1918; disembarked Melbourne, ex-HT 'Orontes', 10 May 1918.

Medical, No 5 Australian General Hospital, St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 22 July 1918, noted that Pellett had suffered 'some shell shock', and for the 'past 4 months has felt very "nervy"'.

Discharged Melbourne, (medically unfit: neurasthenia), 21 August 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 November 1924
Place of burialBurwood Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, PELLETT Charles Edward

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