Charles John WEAVER

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WEAVER, Charles John

Service Number: 1842
Enlisted: 17 August 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rosewater, South Australia, July 1897
Home Town: Rosewater (Greytown), Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Port Adelaide Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Railway Shunter
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Germany), Bautigny, France, 16 May 1917
Cemetery: Ontario Cemetery, Sains-les-Marquion
Plot IV, Row A, Grave 33
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Rosewater War Memorial, Rosewater Womens Memorial Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1842, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Keswick, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1842, 32nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Borda embarkation_ship_number: A30 public_note: ''
7 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 16th Infantry Battalion, Serapeaum Egypt
6 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1842, 16th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
12 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1842, 16th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm, GSW (wrist, forearm and left thigh)
11 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1842, 16th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (First)

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Biography

Parents: George Weaver and Clara Weaver, Lamber Street, Rosewater, South Australia

Sons:

1191 William Alfred Weaver of the 10th Battalion, Died of Wounds on 23 May 1915

771 Frederick Henry Weaver of the 9th Light Horse Regiment, Killed in Action 28 August 1915

1842 Charles John Weaver of the 16th Battalion, Died of illness  on 16 May 1917 in France whilst a POW

2176 Alfred Charles Weaver of the 4th Battalion Imperial Camel Corps, Died of wounds 31 March 1918

3647 George Victor Weaver of the 40th Battalion, returned to Australia 25 January 1919

"WEAVER.-On the 16th of May. 1917, Pte. C. J. Weaver, sixth son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Weaver, Rosewater, died while prisoner of war, previously reported missing since 11th April." - from the Adelaide Register 30 Aug 1917 (nla.gov.au) (nla.gov.au)

Headstone inscription: WHILE YOU LIE IN PEACEFUL SLEEP YOUR MEMORY WE WILL ALWAYS KEEP

 

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