Charles HENRY

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HENRY, Charles

Service Number: 4490
Enlisted: 3 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: London, England, 22 January 1885
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Wentworth Public School
Occupation: Mine Surveyor's Assistant
Died: Killed in Action (shell), Passchendaele, Belgium, 7 October 1917, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Broken Hill War Memorial, National War Memorial (South Australia)
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World War 1 Service

3 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4490, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4490, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide
7 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4490, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

"...4490 Private Charles Henry, 10th Battalion. A native of London, England, Pte Henry was a surveyor from Waverley, NSW prior to enlistment and embarked with the 14th Reinforcements from Adelaide on HMAT Miltiades on 11 January 1916. Whilst serving in Belgium he was killed in action on 7 October 1917 near Passchendaele, aged 32, and was buried near where he fell. His remains were later exhumed and re-interred in the Tyne Cot British Cemetery, Belgium." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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