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Robert W. Charles

Private

2nd Division Salvage Company

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Simonii
  • Planted By: Mrs J. Creelman
  • Plaque: 1240

Additional Info

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Biography

Robert William Charles was 44 years old, married with three children, and a farmer living in Geelong when he enlisted on 14th May 1915. He was born in Ballarat. He was posted to 23rd Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 1685. In France he was transferred to the 2nd Division Salvage Company . He was killed in action 16th September 1917, in the vicinity of Menin Road in Flanders, Belgium. He is buried in the Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate, Ypres, Belgium.
Tree No. 1240

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour