Charles Clapham GREGORY


GREGORY, Charles Clapham

Service Number: 3110
Enlisted: 2 August 1915, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: St. Kilda, Vic., 1885
Home Town: St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Haileybury College, Melbourne University
Occupation: Solictor
Died: Killed in action, France, 19 July 1916
Cemetery: Aubers Ridge British Cemetery, Aubers
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haileybury College HB, Law Institute of Victoria
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World War 1 Service

2 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3110, 21st Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Vic.
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3110, 21st Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3110, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
19 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3110, 59th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 59th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John and Alice GREGORY of 184 Inkerman Street, St. Kilda, Vic.

Charles joined up about a year after the outbreak of war, and was training some time in Egypt.  He served in the Machine gun Section of the 59th Battalion and was killed soon after entering the trenches in France in heavy fighting of July 1916.  At school he was noted for his steady determination and hard work.  After passing matricualtion, he stued for Law, and was practising as a solicitor when he enlisted.  He was a fine footballer and shone as a half back.