Charles William PALFREY

PALFREY, Charles William

Service Number: 6069
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Longreach, Longreach, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, France, 11 April 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy
Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Longreach War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

8 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 6069, 15th Infantry Battalion
8 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, 6069, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane

Account of being killed

He was of D Company. At Bullicourt [sic] on 11th April 1917. after we had only gone about 100 yards from our line, He was killed outright by a shell. I was only a few yards away and felt the concussion of the burst. Palfrey was blown to pieces. He would not be recognisable.

Informant: Pte. W. H. Riley 6084 15th Battn. D.Coy. P/W Red Cross

A.D.G. London 14.1.191
J.E.A. B.

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