Charles William (Chick) NEEDHAM

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NEEDHAM, Charles William

Service Number: 884
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Woodend, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tailor
Died: Killed in action, Steels Post, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Willow Grove War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 884, 6th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 884, 6th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN 884, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
9 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 6th Infantry Battalion, In the field
7 Aug 1915: Involvement SN 884, 6th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Henry and Julia Henrietta Needham of 3 Wallan Road, Hawthorn, Vic. formerly of East Street, Northcote, Vic.

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