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Charles DUNGEY

Regimental number2657
Place of birthCornwall England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDairyman
Addressc/o Mr Pitt, Meresdale, Beaudesert Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, George Dungey, Devoran, Cornwall, England
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty as despatch runner near Le Barque, on 25-26 February 1917.
Recommendation date: 10 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Near LE BARQUE, FRANCE, on the 25/26th February, 1917, Pte. DUNGEY acted as a company runner, and displayed the greatest bravery in carrying despatches through artillery barrages. In spite of fatigue he volunteered to carry on in the face of great danger, and although knocked down twice by concussion, he carried on and delivered his despatches, which greatly assisted further operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 September 1962
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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