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Charles Henrie RAWSON

Regimental number4277
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCleaner
AddressC/ R.J. Baker, Little Street, Murrumdi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinCousin, T W Avard, Warrahdale, Willow Tree, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Recommendation date: 10 October 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded in France, left leg amputated, shrapnel wounds to the left hand, disfiguring the fingers. Hospitalised at Dave John Hospital, Canterbury, Kent, England, January 1917.
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4276 Pte Francis Richard RAWSON, 2nd Bn, died of wounds, 13 September 1916.
Date of death10 December 1956
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium

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