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Charles Telford EMERSON

Regimental number2361
Place of birthShotts Scotland
Other NamesCharles Telfer
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, David Emerson, Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Enlistment date31 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 27 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations north west of POZIERES from 5th to 11th August, 1916, and particularly during the nights of 8th and 9th August, 1916, he displayed the utmost skill and courage in scouting close to the German lines, and bringing back valuable information. Military Medal awarded 28th August, 1916.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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