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Charles Penfold BRADHURST

Regimental number6752
Place of birthSmythesdale, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressChinchilla, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lucy Jane Bradhurst, Peak View, Bakingboard West, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 July 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date29 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 27 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917; marched in to 3rd Training Bn, Durrington, 10 January 1917, and reverted to Private.

Appointed Acting Corporal, 10 January 1917.

Found guilty, Durrington, 28 January 1917, of being absent from Church Parade, 28 January 1917: reprimanded.

On Command, Southern Command Bombing School, Lyndhurst, 30 April 1917; qualified in the 36th Course of Instruction, 30 April-12 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 June 1917; reverted to Private, 15 June 1917.

Taken on strength, 49th Bn, in the field, 30 June 1917.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 31 August 1917 (pyrexia [fever], unknown origin); transferred to Ambulance Train, 1 September 1917, and admitted to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 2 September 1917; transferred to England, 21 September 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 22 September 1917 (pyrexia: severe); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 24 October 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 31 October 1917.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 November 1917, and classified B1A3.

On leave, 6-23 November 1917.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 7 June 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 July 1918; rejoined 49th Bn, in the field, 13 July 1918.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 November 1918.

On leave, 31 December 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 7 January 1919.

Marched out to England, 3 March 1919; marched in to Training Brigade, Sutton Veny, 4 March 1919.

Granted leave from 4 April to 28 July 1919 (Non-Military Employment, with pay, subsistence and fees, to attend North of Scotland Agricultural College, Aberdeen [instruction in scientific stock breeding]). NME period ceased, 26 June 1919, and place on Roll for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Frankfurt', 1 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 August 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged, Brisbane, 29 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 November 1974
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRADHURST Charles Penfold

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