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Charles Moore BONIFACE

Regimental number2970
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
Addressc/o Mrs Eames, 9 Abbot Grove, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 2.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Boniface, 9 David Row, Drum Condra, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Trench Mortar Brigade
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date7 May 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 20 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917; marched in to Pioneer Training Bn, Durrington, 10 January 1917; marched in to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 3 November 1917; taken on strength of Artillery Details and mustered as Gunner, Heytesbury, 13 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 December 1917; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, England, 13 December 1917; marched out to unit, 16 December 1917; taken on strength of 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, 18 December 1917; on command at School, 6 January 1918; rejoined unit from School, 20 January 1918; on leave to United Kingdom, 6 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 19 March 1918; taken on strength of 5th Division Trench Mortar Brigade, 25 May 1918; with unit, 18 August 1918; granted leave, 13 January to 31 January 1919; detached for duty with 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, 21 January 1919; detached for duty with 13th Field Ambulance Brigade, 14 April 1919; marched out for return to Australia, 13 May 1919; embarked Havre, 22 May 1919; disembarked Southampton, England, and marched in to No 5 Group, Weymouth, 23 May 1919; marched in to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 20 July 1919; granted leave, 25 July to 25 October 1919, with full pay; marched in, from leave, to Australian Headquarters, London, 25 October 1919; marched out to D.A.A.G., 18 November 1919; granted indefinite leave, 19 November 1919.

Admitted to King George Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, whilst on leave, 19 December 1919 (sick); discharged from hospital and proceeded to complete leave, 31 December 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Osterly', 24 January 1920; disembarked Melbourne, 5 March 1920; discharged, 7 May 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 October 1973
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, BONIFACE Charles Moore

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