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Charles Geoffrey PETCH

Regimental number1602
Place of birthHotham, Yorkshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressParuna, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.11
Height5' 8"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Jane Petch, Paruna, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 April 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1602A
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date28 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1601 Pte Reginald Brough PETCH, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ormonde', 16 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 28 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 May 1974
Age at death79
Place of burialLoxton Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, PETCH Charles Geoffrey

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