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Charles Wilson RAGLESS

Regimental number607
Place of birthWitchelina Station, Farina, South Australia
SchoolUniversity College, North Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPastoralist
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, W.J Ragless, Blanchetown, South Australia.
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Newcastle, New South Wales, on board HMAT A36 Thirty Six on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Rollv5a HTMB
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 16 October 1915

FateKilled in Action 10 February 1917
Place of death or woundingGuedecourt, near Bapaume, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 13), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
20
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth RAGLESS. Native of Wirrabara, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin: Major Ben Ragless, 9th Light Horse; brother:2467 Trooper A. Ragless, Imperial Camel Corps, wounded Palestine.

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