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charles Edwin DE VIS

Regimental number506
Date of birth--/04/1890
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
AddressDavis Street, Charters Towers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ada De Vis, Davis Street, Charters Towers, Queensland
Enlistment date9 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF26
Promotion date: 22 October 1917


Unit: INF26
Promotion date: 7 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Charles Edwin DeVis on NR

Military Medal

'During and subsequent to the attack on LAGNICOURT on the morning 26th March 1917 this N.C.O. worked most energetically and with the utmost coolness laying and repairing lines through heavy barrage. Subsequent to the attack he remained at the point where shell fire was heaviest, repairing lines as soon as they were cut. He worked without ceasing until the Battalion was relieved and it was almost entirely due to his efforts that communication was maintained between Battalion Headquarters and the front line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

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