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Born in South Yarra, Melbourne and a Labourer by trade, Charles John Cope was 27 years and single when enlisted on the 13th of July 1915 in the 29th Battalion, B Company, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 507, and was listed as returned to Australia. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on the 10th of November 1915. Admitted to the 35th General Hospital, Calais Gunshot Wound head; discharged from the 1st Eastern General Hospital to 1st Auxiliary Hospital; on the 17th of July 1916 admitted 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge fracture shoulder slight; on the 19th of July 1916 reported missing in action, France. Admitted to Kitchener Military Hospital Gunshot wound left elbow severe on the 30th of September 1917. Embarked per H.S. 'A14' from England for return to Australia for change Gunshot wound left arm on the 30th of January 1918; Disembarked on the 21st of March 1918 Discharged from the 3rd Military District ex A.I.F. ex 'Euripides' Military District– Medically Unfit on the 27th of April 1918. Tree No. 1150