Charles Keith Massy MAGNO


MAGNO, Charles Keith Massy

Service Number: NX12306
Enlisted: 7 May 1940
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 2nd/15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 October 1910
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of wounds, El Alamein, Egypt, 30 October 1942, aged 32 years
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery
Cemetery/memorial reference: A III. B. 2.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Lieutenant Colonel, SN NX12306
7 May 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Lieutenant Colonel, SN NX12306, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Major, SN NX12306, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, Siege of Tobruk
30 Oct 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lieutenant Colonel, SN NX12306, 2nd/15th Infantry Battalion, El Alamein

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Biography contributed by Jeffrey Crisdale

2/17 Bn Campaign - SIEGE OF TOBRUK (Maj., Battalion 2 i/c) 

2/15 Bn Campaign - El ALAMEIN (Lt. Colonel, CO). Died of wounds received by enemy shelling, whilst attempting to return to his 2nd/15th Bn troops' start line positions following battle plan discussions with 2nd/17th Bn CO Lt Colonel Broadbent.