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Charles SNELLING

Regimental number2874
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStationer
AddressEast Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Charles Snelling, East Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll.
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and ability in action. After his officer had been wounded, he assumed command, and carried out all previous arrangements. He was one of the first into the enemy trench, bayoneting a gunner and capturing a machine gun.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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