Charles Henry BOX

Badge Number: S9763, Sub Branch: Prospect

BOX, Charles Henry

Service Number: 55806
Enlisted: 1 March 1918, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: HQ Infantry Base Depot Army Service Corps
Born: Hawker, South Australia, 28 July 1886
Home Town: Prospect, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Prospect, South Australia, 14 July 1978, aged 91 years
Cemetery: Enfield Memorial Park, South Australia
General: Row: DX; Site 67
Memorials: Caltowie District WW1 Roll of Honour, Hawker Residents of Hawker Honour Roll, Hawker War Memorial Park, Hawker and District WW1 Roll of Honor, Jamestown Methodist Church of Caltowie WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1918: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 55806, Adelaide, South Australia
5 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 55806, 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Jun 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 55806, 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements, RMS Orontes, Sydney
27 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 55806, HQ Infantry Base Depot Army Service Corps

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Rootsweb ID: I285136 Birth record: 28 July 1886 in Hawker, South Australia

Father: Charles Henry BOX (b: 14/3/1850 in SA) &
Mother: Jane Ann GURR (b: 1/4/1846 in North Adelaide, SA) living at Caltowie, SA

On enlisting Charles was 31 yrs 8 mths old; single; 5' 6.5" tall; 157 lbs;
dark complexion; grey eyes; dark hair; Methodist

12/3/1918      enlisted in Adelaide, SA
                     as a Private with General Reinforcements (2nd South Australian)

5/6/1918        embarked from Sydney, NSW, onboard HMAT Orontes
11/8/1918      disembarked into Liverpool, England

12/8/1918      marched in from Australia to 9th Training Battalion, Fovant

31/8/1918      Sick to Hurdcott Hospital, ex Fovant

22/1/1919      proceeded overseast to France, via Southampton

12/4/1919      attached to Australia Base Depot

12/6/1919      returning to Australia onboard HT Thermistocles, ex London
20/7/1919      returned to Australia onboard HT Valencia, ex England
11/9/1919      disembarked into Australia

27/9/1919      discharged from service

Medals:          British War medal (23007)

Married:         Eva
Son:              Roy Box

14/7/1978      passed away at Prospect
buried in:        Enfield Memorial Park Cemetery
                     Section: General; Row: DX; Site #: 67
                     Grant Expires: 18/07/2028

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  27/4/2016.  Lest we forget.

Thank you to Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown, SA - for her information.