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Charles Gladin FLEMING

Regimental number558
Place of birthLaunceston Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCressy, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs 1da Williams Fleming, L4 Roxmont Street, Norwood, South Australia
Enlistment date16 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd ATC
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Work near Estrees on 3-4 October 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'On the 3-4 October, 1918, in the vicinity of Estrees, he was in charge of a party working on forward roads. Knowing that it was important that early reports should be obtained regarding the state of the roads, he went forward and made a number of reconnaissances under heavy enemy shell and machine gun fire. He later took men forward and repaired the roads. Thanks to him, the work was carried on rapidly with few casualties to the party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

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