Charles ALTMANN

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ALTMANN, Charles

Service Number: 1134
Enlisted: 8 March 1915, Enlisted at Geelong
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Duneed, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Mount Duneed, Surf Coast, Victoria
Schooling: Mount Duneed State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 29 November 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot 1, Row C, Grave 27
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Puebla Parish Honor Roll, Waurn Ponds Shire of South Barwon Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1134, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Geelong
8 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1134, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1134, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
29 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1134, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Altmann of Mount Duneed, Geelong, Victoria

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

Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Pte 1134 Charles Altmann was killed in action on 29 November 1915 when the trenches at Lone Pine were subjected to such heavy shelling that the roof and sides collapsed. Fourteen men from the 24th Battalion were buried alive. 

Originally buried at Brown's Dip, Pte Altmann's remains were re-interred at Lone Pine Cemetery in 1923. 

Remembered on the Geelong War Memorial.