Charles BRIGHT

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BRIGHT, Charles

Service Number: 1942
Enlisted: 12 June 1916, Enlisted at Horsham, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1878
Home Town: Horsham, Wimmera, Victoria
Schooling: Brighton Road State School, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Messines, Belgium, 7 June 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

12 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1942, 38th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Horsham, Victoria
16 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1942, 38th Infantry Battalion
16 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1942, 38th Infantry Battalion, RMS Orontes, Melbourne
7 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1942, 38th Infantry Battalion, Messines

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John and Mary Bright; brother of Minnie Bright of 10 Victoria Street, South Melbourne

From the Roll of Honour Circular - Captain Akroyd of the 38th Battalion said:- Bright was recommended for the VC. He ran through heavy shell fire, was wounded above the head, struggled on to deliver his message, and dropped dead at the officer's feet.

It was not awarded

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal