Charles James DURHAM

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DURHAM, Charles James

Service Number: 2810
Enlisted: 3 July 1915, Enlisted at Coburg
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Coburg, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Coburg, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Coburg State School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in action, Villers Bretonneux, France, 13 May 1918
Cemetery: Adelaide Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux
Plot 111, Row E, Grave 13 Headstone inscriptions reads: Until the day dawns and the shadows flee away
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Coburg State School 484 Avenue of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2810, Enlisted at Coburg
27 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2810, 14th Infantry Battalion
27 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2810, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
28 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, In the field
1 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, In the field
17 Mar 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, In the field
13 May 1918: Involvement Sergeant, SN 2810, 14th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Alfred George and Maggie Durham of 35 O'Hea Street, Coburg, Victoria

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal