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Regimental number1305
Place of birthMonea North, Locksley, Victoria
SchoolMonea North State School, Locksley, Victoria
OccupationFarm hand
AddressEuroa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 4.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Katherine Thewlis, Euroa PO, Euroa, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 December 1914
Place of enlistmentWarracknabeal, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1915
Place of death or woundingCourtney's Hill, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialQuinn's Post Cemetery (Special Memorial No. 25), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Katherine Maria THEWLIS, Euroa, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2407 Pte Archie THEWLIS, 38th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 December 1917; [69] Lt Eric THEWLIS MC, 22nd Bn, returned to Australia, 7 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Killed in action, 2 May 1915.

Buried same day in Quinn's Corner, Rev. WRAY officiating.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, THEWLIS Charlie

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