Charles Alfred ASPINALL

ASPINALL, Charles Alfred

Service Number: 74
Enlisted: 14 August 1914
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brompton Park, South Australia, 30 August 1894
Home Town: Orroroo, Orroroo/Carrieton, South Australia
Schooling: Hindmarsh Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Warehouseman / Salesman
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 10 June 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bowden Albert Lodge No 12 U.A.O.D. Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Orroroo District Roll of Honour WW1, Orroroo War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

14 Aug 1914: Enlisted
20 Oct 1914: Involvement 74, 10th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked 74, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
10 Jun 1917: Involvement Sergeant, 74, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Contributed by Andrew Glynn

Son of James ASPINALL and Sarah nee BENNETT.

 Charles Alfred Aspinall, was the delayed interval “twin” brother of John William Aspinall, being born four days afterwards on 28 August 1894. They were born in Adelaide but spent some time in Orroroo growing up. Landed at Gallipolli with 10th Battalion as Colour Sergeant, however reverted to the ranks at his own request. He survived Gallipoli and became part of the newly formed 50th battalion in Egypt. By 1917 he was again Sergeant, and was killed in Messines, Belgium on 10 June 1917. He has no known grave.