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Born in Aberdeen, Scotland and a Traveller by occupation, Charles Henry Alexander Cruickshank was 23 years and a widower when enlisted on the 17th of February 1916 in the 29th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 3532. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 'Orsova' on the 1st of August 1916. On the 5th of December 1916 proceeded overseas France per 'Princess Victoria'. Marched in from England with the rank of acting Corporal on the 6th of December 1916; Corporal reverts to Private in England on marching in from Australia on the 1st of November 1917; private detached to 5th Divisional Headquarters, in the Field on the 1st of March 1917; on the 14th of December 1918 transferred from the 32nd Battalion to Australian Corporal Headquarters, Filed. On the 10th of April 1919 Private marched into England from Havre, France. Returned to Australia per 'Aeneas' on the 31st of May 1919. Disembarked on the 12th of July 1919 and Discharged from the 3rd Military District on the 26th of August 1919 with the Termination of Period of Enlistment. Tree No. 2259