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Charles Hamilton DUNNING

Regimental number1271
Place of birthLiverpool, England
SchoolArnot Street School, Walton, Liverpool, England
Age on arrival in Australia15
ReligionChurch of England
Address104 Powlett Street, East Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 3"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Jones Hopwood Dunning, 34 Stalmine Road, Aintree, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAlbert Park, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1271A
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of disease 21 February 1919
Place of death or woundingDied in Liverpool.
Age at death26
Place of burialAnfield Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 890), Lancashire.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William J.H. DUNNING, 34 Stalmine Road, Aintree, Liverpool, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 8 April 1915; transferred to Convalescent Camp, Mustapha, 9 August 1915; embarked Alexandria for front, 20 August 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 9 September 1915; transferred to Rest Camp, Lemnos Island, 15 September 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 6 October 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 11 December 1915 (jaundice); transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 11 December 1915; discharged to Overseas Base, Cairo, 28 December 1915; transferred to Intermediate Base as Guard, 20 January 1916.

Marched into Australian Details, Zeitoun, 28 March 1916.

Proceeded to join 5th Divisional Artillery, 1 May 1916; taken on strength, 14th Field Artillery Brigade and posted to 54th Battery, Ferry Post, 1 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.

To England on leave, 30 December 1916; rejoined unit, 17 January 1917.

Wounded in action, 31 July 1917; admitted to 2/1 Wessen Field Ambulance, 31 July 1917 (shrapnel wound, right knee); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 31 July 1917; to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 1 August 1917; embarked for England, 4 August 1917; admitted to Barnett Hospital, England, 4 August 1917; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 28 September 1917; discharged on furlough, 5 October 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 October 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, 19 October 1917; marched out to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton veny, 22 October 1917; amrched into No 1 Command Depot, 23 October 1917.

Attached to Administative Headquarters London for duty with Australian Army Pay Corps, 30 November 1917.

Admitted to Holborn Military Hospital, 7 December 1917; to Mitcham Military Hospital (no date); rejoined unit, 19 December 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 10 April 1918; discharged to duty, 12 April 1918; rejoined unit, 12 April 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 9 May 1918; discharged to duty, 8 June 1918; rejoined unit, 8 June 1918.

To hospital, 17 July 1918; admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 17 July 1918 (dangerously ill, uracmic).

Detached from duty with Australian Army Pay Corps, 20 January 1919; marched out for return to Australia, 20 January 1919.

Admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 26 January 1919 (seriously ill, nephritis); transferred to Fazackerley Military Hospital, Liverpool, 4 February 1919; died of disease, 21 February 1919; buried, 21 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUNNING Charles Hamilton

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