Charles Burton HOLDWAY

HOLDWAY, Charles Burton

Service Numbers: 3061, Q228632
Enlisted: 2 June 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 19th (Roma) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: Indooroopilly, Queensland, 21 September 1892
Home Town: Roma, Maranoa, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shop assistant/Carter
Died: Illness, Brisbane, Queensland, 21 July 1972, aged 79 years
Cemetery: Roma General Cemetery, Qld
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World War 1 Service

2 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3061, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3061, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3061, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Brisbane
23 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3061, 9th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
18 Mar 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 9th Infantry Battalion
23 May 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3061, 9th Infantry Battalion
3 Oct 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3061, 9th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

1 May 1942: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, SN Q228632, Roma, Queensland
2 May 1942: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Lieutenant, SN Q228632, 19th (Roma) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Charles Burton HOLDWAY was born in Indooroopilly, Queensland on 21st September, 1892

His parents were Walter Albert HOLDWAY and Agnes BURTON

He enlisted in Brisbane as a Private on 2nd June, 1915 and embarked with the 9th Battalion, 10th Reinforcements on 5th October, 1915 on the ship Warilda - he served in Egypt, France & England

Charles married Vera Isabel BIRD on 19th November, 1919 in England - two known children - Audrey Doris Vera b. 1920 in England who died in Queensland in 1922 and Heather who was born in Australia

He was promoted to temporary corporal in 1917 and to Corporal & Sergeant in 1918 but then reverted to Private on 23.5.1919 and placed on indefinite leave on 12.11.1919

Charles & his wife Vera & their daughter Audrey arrived in Fremantle, WA in May, 1920 on the ship Wahehe & later ended up in Queensland

He wa discharged from the Army on 3rd October,1920

On 1st May 1942 he re-enlisted in Roma, Queensland for service in WW2 and was with the 19th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps as a Lieutenant

His brothers Walter Adrian HOLDWAY (SN3486) served with the 4th Machine Gun Battalion and returned to Australia in 1919, another brother Frederick John HOLDWAY (SN2440) 49th Battalion also returned to Australia in 1917 and brother George Victor HOLDWAY (SN79039) served in WW2 and also returned to Australia

Charles was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal

He died on 21st July, 1972 and is buried in  Roma General Cemetery in Queensland along with his wife Vera and daughter Audrey

                          MAY HE REST IN PEACE

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