Charles Arthur (Charlie) WOLLIN DCM

WOLLIN, Charles Arthur

Service Number: 1754
Enlisted: 31 May 1915, Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Healesville, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Healesville, Yarra Ranges, Victoria
Schooling: Healesville State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: New Zealand, 1950, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

31 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne
16 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1754, 24th Infantry Battalion
16 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1754, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne

DCM (official account)

24th Battalion AIF
Private Charles Wollin
Action for which commended:
At Ville-Sur-Ancre (near Albert) on 14th June, 1918, Private Charles Wollin volunteered as a stretcher bear to a raiding party of 15. Soon after zero (hundred hours), the second stretcher bearer in his part became a casualty.

Single handed and under heavy rifle fire, and M. G. fire, Wollin carried back to the front line trench two killed and three wounded men.His action extended over a period of four hours.

At day break, this stretcher bearer was seen in NO MAN'S LAND, in full view of and under heavy fire from the enemy, attending to two wounded men, who he eventually brought in. The heavy crops in NO MAN'S LAND rendered the finding of wounded difficult, and necessitated his searching for casualties at times right up to the enemy wire.

Recommended by:
Brigadier General J. Paton Cmdg. 6th Australian Infantry Brigade

C. Rosenthal. Maj. Gen'l. Cmdg. 2nd Aus. Divn.

J. Monash. Gen'l. Cmdg. Aus. Corps.

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