Charles Wishaw

First Name: 
Last Name: 
Mother's Name: 
Daisy Wishaw
Father's Name: 
Lewis Wishaw
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, August 25, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Rank at Discharge: 
20th Battalion
19th Reinforcement
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, September 20, 1917
Place of Death: 
Menin Road Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action

Charles Wishaw was born in Leith, Scotland, in September 1893 and came to Australia with his family. He was a single 21 year old carpenter living at Mount Drummond when he first enlisted in the Special Naval and Military Tropical Force, (Service No 580) Private Wishaw embarked on HMAT A14 Euripides with E Company, 4th Battalion on 20th October 1914 for Rabaul. He returned to Australia in February 1915 and was discharged on 3rd April 1915 due to eye problems.

On 13th October 1916 he enlisted a second time (assigned Service No 6588) and embarked on HMAT A68 Anchises with 19th Reinforcements, 20th Battalion on 24th January 1917. After training in England he arrived in France on 23rd July 1917 with C Comoany, 20th Battalion. He went to Belgium and was attatched to 5th Field Engineers and was working with them on the Menin Road near Hellfire Corner when he was hit by a high explosive shell and killed. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

NAA: B2455, WISHAW CHARLES 580 6588

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