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Charles WEST

Regimental number550
Place of birthBrentford, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBricklayer
AddressGeorge Street, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 6.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Ann West, 147 Royal Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 March 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel John and Lucy WEST
Discharge date14 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchises', 1 November 1917; disembarked Perth, 25 December 1917; discharged Perth, 14 May 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 March 1938
Age at death61
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, WEST Charles

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