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Charles CRAPPER

Regimental number969
Place of birthNeilborough, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressTandara, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation45
Height5' 6"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinJohn Crapper, Tandara, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Boer War (5th Victorian Contingent) for 1 year 163 days.
Enlistment date1 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name14th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateDied of disease 27 September 1915
Date of death27 September 1915
Age at death46
Age at death from cemetery records46
Place of burialPieta Military Cemetery (Plot XV, Row B, Grave No. 6), Europe
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
72
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth CRAPPER. Native of Tandara, Victoria
Family/military connectionsNephew: 2606 Pte John Gordon CRAPPER, died of disease, 2 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915 (dysentery); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 5 September 1915; by HS 'Scotian' to Malta, 10 September 1915.

Died of dysentery, St Andrew's Hospital, Malta, 27 September 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA File 3454071

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