Charles James HONWAY

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HONWAY, Charles James

Service Number: 2786
Enlisted: 1 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 4 December 1890
Home Town: Walkerville, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 24 July 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kingscote Kangaroo Island WW1 Roll of Honour, Kingscote War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
21 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2786, 12th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
21 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2786, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide

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"THE LATE PTE. CHARLES HONWAY.

Mrs. Honway, of Walkerville, received a telegram from the military authorities on Wednesday that her son Charles died from wounds received in France on July 24. He was 25 years of age. Born in Walkerville, he had resided there nearly all his life. Before enlisting he was employed at the salt works, Kangaroo Island. Mrs. Honway is a widow." - from the Adelaide Register 31 AUg 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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