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Charles Holloway

Private

4th Light Horse Regiment

Medals Earned

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

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss I. Johnston
  • Plaque: 165

Additional Info

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Biography

Charles Percival Holloway was born at Lexton, England and migrated to Australia and became a Labourer. He enlisted at Broadmeadows, Melbourne at age 23 and single on the 20th August 1914. He was immediately transferred to the 4th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron and the unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914. He joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli 20/5/15. For what reason, it does not say but he was awarded 28 days detention in Cairo 30/4/15. He was then wounded (minor) at Gaba Tepe (Turkey) 8/8/15. A week later received Shrapnel wounds to both legs and was admitted to St. Elmo hospital in Malta 14/8/15. Four months later he was to be readmitted to hospital for Frost Bite 11/12/15 to 2/1/16. He was discharged from hospital 8/1/16, then on 2/2/16 to 13/3/16 he suffered myoritis which means muscle inflammation, and can be caused by infection, injury. He was invalidated back to Australia on 11/4/16 due to muscle contractions on his left thigh. Tree No. 165.

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour