Charles Edward DUNSDON

Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Draughtsman
Enlisted
18-August-1914
Place
Brisbane
Age
29
Status
Single
Service No
3
Rank
Lance Corporal
Unit
3rd Field Company Engineers
Embarked
22-September-1914
Place
Melbourne
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Highest rank
Lieutenant
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
9 August 1916
Place
Pozieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and St Luke’s Anglican Church Toowoomba Honour Board.

 

Charles Dunsdon landed at Gallipoli in April 1915 with the 3rd Field Company Engineers. In August he developed pleurisy and was hospitalised in Cairo. In March 1916 he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant with the 4th Field Company Engineers and arrived in France in June. Eight weeks after being promoted to Lieutenant in June, he was killed in action at Pozieres and buried where he fell. After the war his grave could not be found.

 

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