Charles Percy ALDRED

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ALDRED, Charles Percy

Service Number: 4352
Enlisted: 22 November 1915
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Islington, London, England, 1893
Home Town: Valley Heights, Blue Mountains Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: London County Council School, England
Occupation: Engine cleaner
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 7 October 1917
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, Springwood District Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

22 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4352, 18th Infantry Battalion
9 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4352, 18th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
9 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4352, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Sydney
7 Oct 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 4352, 18th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Charles had come from England to Australia some 4 years previous. He was wounded in action on the 7 October 1917 when some men of the 18th Battalion conducted a small raid on an enemy strongpost near Polygon Wood. Died of wounds the next day.

His younger brother, Driver Leonard George Aldred, City of London Regiment, Royal Field Artillery, was killed in action, 19 September 1917, age 22. Only 3 weeks between the brothers deaths.