Charles Pen CHAMBERS

CHAMBERS, Charles Pen

Service Number: 3826
Enlisted: 26 July 1917, Burra, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Gladstone, Queensland, 1900
Home Town: Barcaldine, Barcaldine, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station hand
Died: Natural causes, South Australia, 4 June 1973
Cemetery: Centennial Park - South Australian Garden of Remembrance
cremated at Centennial, not interned at cemetery
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World War 1 Service

26 Jul 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3826, Burra, South Australia
30 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3826, 6th Pioneer Battalion
30 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3826, 8th Pioneer Battalion
30 Oct 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3826, 6th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne
30 Oct 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3826, 8th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, SN 3826

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Born Charles Penaluna Chambers.

Father, Walter John Pen Chambers, Barcaldine, Queensland

Previous service:  2yrs Cadets

Described on enlisting as 18yrs 7mths old; single; 5' 5.5" tall;
fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair; Church of England

26/1/1917     enlisted at Burra, SA
                    as a Private in 5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 10

16/7/1917     appointed to 10/5 Pioneer, Mitcham Camp

27/10/1917   entrained to Melbourne, VIC

30/10/1917   embarked from Melbourne, VIC, onboard HMAT A60 Aeneas
                    as Private in Australian Motor Transport Section
26/10/1917   disembarked into Devonport, England

27/10/1917   marched in from Australia to Sutton Veny

2/1/1918       transferred to 32nd Battalion, Codford
                    taken on strength of 32nd Battalion

1/4/1918       proceeding overseas to France, ex Dover

16/4/1918     taken on strength 48th Battaliion, France

3/5/1918       wounded in action, France
4/5/1918       admitted to hospital
13/6/1918     discharged to Base Depot,France

18/9/1918     gun shot wound right kness (severe), 2nd occurrence
22/9/1918     invalided to UK, ex France
25/9/1918     admitted to Royal Hants County Hospital, Winchester, England

6/1/1919       transferred to AMFS, Chelsea

1/11/1919     returned to Australia, embarked onboard HT Nestor, ex England
16/12/1919    disembarked into Australia

12/1/1920     discharged from service

Medals:          British War medal (21294) and Victory medal (20733)

4/6/1973        passed away
cremated at:   Centennial Park Cemetery

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan. 3/5/2016.  Lest we forget.

Thank you to Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown, SA for her information.