Allen John CHARLESTON

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CHARLESTON, Allen John

Service Number: 1119
Enlisted: 30 April 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Waratah, New South Wales, 28 June 1894
Home Town: Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Cellarman
Died: Killed in Action, Palestine, 19 April 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Deir al-Balah Military Cemetery
Row B grave 180 20 Apr 1917 - unburied in enemy territory El Munkela - 25 Apr 1917 buried Atawinah Cemetery, Gaza - 28 Aug 1917 exhumed and buried at Deir el-Belah Military Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

30 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1119, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Perth, Western Australia
30 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1119, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1119, 10th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Kanowna, Fremantle
14 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 10th Light Horse Regiment
19 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1119, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Battles of Gaza

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Son of Charles J. and Margaret

"...1119 Lance Corporal Allan John Charleston... of the 10th Light Horse Regiment and killed in action in Palestine, 19 April 1917. LCpl Charleston, of the 7th Reinforcements, of Fremantle, WA, enlisted on 30 April 1915 and embarked from Fremantle aboard HMAT Kanowna on 30 June 1915, aged 20 years..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)