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Charles August WITTKOPP

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationIronworker
AddressKingaroy, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, K R Wittkopp, Kingaroy, Queensland
Enlistment date22 May 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameAustralian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 13 June 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board SS Melusia on 16 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 6 November 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 19 February 1919
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Morinda on 17 March 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Morinda on 11 August 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Morinda on 1 September 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Marsina on 28 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 2 October 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board SS Sumatra on 10 November 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Meklong on 6 September 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 18 December 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 22 August 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board SS Makambo on 16 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Matunga on 27 July 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Marsina on 14 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great gallantry and initiative in leading his platoon on a counter atack. Later, he reorganized his company, and collecting all men in the vicinity, advanced on the enemy, causing heavy losses.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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