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Regimental number128
Place of birthSittingbourne, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGPO, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Beaumont, Borden, Kent, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrighton, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Discharge date24 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 6 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 5 April 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 26 July 1916; reverted to Private, 14 September 1916, on being found guilty of (1) drunkenness, 9 September; (2) absent from Billetting Area without leave from 2100, 9 September, till apprehended by Military Field Police, 2200, 9 September. Found guilty, 24 September 1916, of drunkenness while on Active Service, Belgium, 22 September 1916: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Proceeded on leave, 7 November 1917; rejoined unit in France, 25 November 1917. On leave to Paris, 12 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 22 March 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 21 June 1918 (influenza); transferred same day to 58th Casualty Clearing Station; to 4th Stationary Hospital, Arques, 22 June 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 28 June 1918; rejoined Bn, 29 June 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Taranto, Italy, on board HT 'Devon', 24 September 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 23 November 1918; discharged, 24 January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CACKETT Charles

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