Charles Wickham

First Name: 
Charles
Last Name: 
Wickham
Mother's Name: 
Catherine (nee Muir)
Father's Name: 
Alfred Wickham
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, August 9, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Company: 
A
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, June 13, 1957
Place of Death: 
Newcastle, New South Wales
Details: 

Private Charles Wickham (service no. 4330) was born in Mount Kembla.

Charles enlisted in the AIF with his brother James. He embarked on HMAT A60 Aeneas with A Company 13th Battalion on 20th December, 1916. Charles served on the Western Front, and while engaged in the big push by the Australians after the German breakthrough of March 1918 he was wounded in action. On 8th August 1918 he received a shrapnel wound to his left arm.

He was returned to Australia in March 1919 and was discharged from the AIF on 10th May, 1919.

On 29th November, 1919 he married Minnie Griffith and gained employment as a crane driver.

Sources: 
NAA: A471, 14545
NAA: B2455, WICKHAM CHARLES

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