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Charles CANNON

Regimental number3275
Place of birthBodmanland, Cornwall, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressBarton Street, Kurri Kurri, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation48.1
Height5' 8"
Weight190 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sarah Cannon, Barton Street, Kurri Kurri, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 April 1916
Place of enlistmentRosebery Park, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 4 Tunnelling Company - No 1 Military District
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 22 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal RollPioneer Training Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date16 October 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 21 July 1917; disembarked, Sydney, 19 September 1917; discharged, 16 October 1917 (medically unfit: senility; aged 52).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 April 1940
Age at death75
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, CANNON Charles

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