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Charles William Bawden was born in Ballarat and was a Shunter by trade when he enlisted in the 6th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement on 15 February 1916 at the age of 22. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916. Three months later he was evacuated to England suffering from Trench Fever. After recovering he was transferred to the Anzac Light Railway Operating Company. On April 22nd 1918 he was wounded in action, suffering gunshot wounds to both legs. He was evacuated to England with a fractured femur before being returned to Australia on the Takada, disembarking at Melbourne on February 11th 1919.
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