Charles Percival COGAN

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COGAN, Charles Percival

Service Number: 293
Enlisted: 29 December 1915, Rockhamption, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Roma, Queensland, 2 November 1898
Home Town: Emerald, Central Highlands, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Accidental (hit by a train), Enoggera, Queensland, 8 May 1916, aged 17 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Emerald War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 293, Rockhamption, Queensland
8 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 293, 42nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Peter Rankin

Charles was born at Roma, Qld on 02 Nov 1898.

He enlisted on 29 Dec 1915 and became a bugler. Sadly, on 08 May 1916 he was accidentally killed at Enoggera, when hit by a train aged just 17yrs 6mths.

Charles was buried in the Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld.

His sister wrote a epitaph in a 1918 paper for Charles and his three 1st cousins who lost their lives...

"Of our bravest thousands like these, Die for us that we might live, Freely for their country's freedom, All that might have been they give."

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