Gilbert Conway CHARGE

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CHARGE, Gilbert Conway

Service Number: 5074
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Canister Maker
Died: Killed in action, France, 9 April 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5074, 1st Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5074, 1st Infantry Battalion, SS Makarini, Sydney

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Biography

Gilbert Conway CHARGE stated he was born in Hughenden in Queensland in his application for WW1 however he was actually born in England

His birth is registered in December quarter 1894 in Wycombe, England

His parents were Wiliam Walter CHARGE and Ellen Matilda STALLWOOD

He enlisted on 29th December, 1915 with 1st Infantry Battalion

Unit left Sydney on 1st April, 1916 on SS Makarini

Gilbert was killed in ation on 9th April, 1917 in France

His name is listed in the Villers Bretoneux Memorial , France

IN MEMORIAM notice - Sydney Morning Herald 13th April, 1921

CHARGE  In loving memory of our dear son & brother Private Gilbert Conway Charge who was killled in action on 9th April, 1917

Inserted by his loving Father & Mother, Brother & Sisters

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