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Allen John CHARLESTON

Regimental number1119
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCellarman
Address50 Cantonment Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Charleston, 50 Cantonment Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 30 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted, 30 April 1915; taken on strength, 10th Light Horse, 25 October 1915; appointed Lance Corporal, 14 January 1917.
FateKilled in Action 19 April 1917
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death22
Place of burialDeir El Belah War Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 180), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
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Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (marble tablet) in St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, Western Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the glory of God. The Choir Vestry was erected A.D. 1922 in grateful memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives for God and King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919. "Their name liveth for evermore."' Commemorated in Fremantle Cemetery, Western Australia. Parents: Charles J (d. 15 July 1903, aged 38; bu. Fremantle) and Margaret (d. 7 March 1943, aged 77; bu. Fremantle) CHARLESTON
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Sinai, Palestine

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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