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Charles SUGG

Regimental number426
Place of birthBallan, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm manager
AddressBallan PO, Ballan, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E M Sugg, Ballan PO, Ballan, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 August 1916
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 2, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/7/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll426D
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallant conduct and devotion to duty during the operations 5th April, 1918, between Lavieville and Dernancourt. This N.C.O. worked hard throughout the day and night, delivering Ammunition and Rations to the forward guns. Although he had to cross ground swept by Machine Gun and Rifle fire, and to cross through the barrage with his teams, he succeeded in delivering all the rations and Ammunition. His work was undoubtedly the means of keeping the forward guns in action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Discharge date8 February 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 20 November 1918; discharged (medically unfit: multiple wounds, right shoulder, hip, thigh etc), Melbourne, 8 February 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SUGG Charles

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