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Charles William WOODLAND

Regimental number3660
Place of birthWodonga, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLivingston Street, Orbost, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Woodland, Livingston Street, Orbost, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 September 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 July 1916
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 75), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2514 Pte Arthur WOODLAND, 57th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 March 1919; 4341 Pte John Louis WOODLAND, 5th Bn, died of wounds, 15 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 27 February 1916 (influenza), and transferred same day to Helouan Convalescent Depot; discharged to Overseas Base, 11 March 1916; discharged to unit, 11 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 59th Bn, 4 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916 (shrapnel wound, abdomen), and admitted to 8th Field Ambulance; transferred to 8th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 July 1916.

Died of wounds, 21 July 1916.

Red Cross File No 3010806, W.W.D. GARDINER (CF), 8th Casualty Clearing Station, 23 October 1916: 'Died here on 21st. July at 6.15 p.m. on the same day as he was admitted to this station. His wound was a shell one in the Abdomen (sic).'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WOODLAND Charles William
Red Cross file 3010806

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