Charles TWIGHT


TWIGHT, Charles

Service Number: 3490
Enlisted: 19 May 1917
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 60th Infantry Battalion
Born: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Northcote State School, Victoria
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, France, 27 April 1918
Cemetery: Crucifix Corner Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 May 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3490, 60th Infantry Battalion
16 Jul 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3490, 60th Infantry Battalion
16 Jul 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3490, 60th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

A brother, Private George Leonard Twight, 1516, was killed in action at Gallipoli during the Lone Pine battle, and two others, Albert Charles and Leslie Norman Twight enlisted and returned to Australia safely, although Albert died in 1922, highly probably as a result of his war service.

Red Cross File for Charles Twight states, "At Villers Bretonneux about the end of April or the beginning of May we found a body in No Man's Land in which there was a wallet and other things belonging to a man of this name. They have been forwarded to his married sister at Northcote." (Private. R.T Bennett, No, 7443)