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Charles Ross FIELD

Regimental number796
Date of birth5 October 1895
Place of birthEast Perth Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil engineer
Address330 Lord Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Thomas Field, 330 Lord Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF28 MGO
Promotion date: 13 October 1915

Lieutenant


Unit: INF28 MGO
Promotion date: 30 June 1916

Captain


Unit: 2 MG Btn
Promotion date: 7 July 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).
Recommendation date: 6 March 1918

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 24 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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