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Charles DAWES

Regimental number4399
Place of birthChesterfield, Derbyshire, England
SchoolKorumburra State School, Gippsland, Victoria
Age on arrival in Australia1.0
ReligionChurch of England
AddressJumbunna, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Dawes, Korumburra, Victoria
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 15), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Mary DAWES, Korumburra, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 344 Corporal George DAWES, 8th Bn, killed in action, 7 August 1915; 5079 Pte Richard Gordon DAWES, 21st Bn, died of wounds, 8 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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