Charles DYER

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DYER, Charles

Service Number: 1102
Enlisted: 7 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Morgan, South Australia, 14 July 1893
Home Town: Renmark, Renmark Paringa, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Killed in Action, Le Barque, France, 26 February 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

7 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1102, 12th Infantry Battalion, Morphettville, South Australia
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1102, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1102, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1102, 12th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
24 Oct 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 12th Infantry Battalion
26 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1102, 3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Biography

"...1102 Corporal Charles Dyer, 12th Battalion, of Morgan, SA. He was a marine engineer and steamer's mate prior to enlisting in September 1914. Cpl Dyer embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Themistocles (A32) on 22 December 1914. He was seriously wounded in action during the landings at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, and did not rejoin his Battalion until September. In October he was promoted to Sergeant (Sgt). Sgt Dyer arrived in France in May 1916 and was transferred to the 3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery. He was killed in action at Le Barque, near Bapaume, France on 26 February 1917. He was 28 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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