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Lukey, Charles William Moyle (2626)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 27 years 11 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 16 June 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2626            view online service record

15 McFarlane Street
Brunswick, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mrs H Lukey (mother)
15 McFarlane Street
Brunswick, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 15 September 1915
Ship: SS Makarini
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion – 8th Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 19 July 1916
Place: France

Private, 60 Infantry, killed in action 19 July, 1916, France, aged 29, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

Mother: Mrs H LUKEY, born Port Melbourne. He was a 28-year-old jeweller on enlistment with his mother in Brunswick. Like hundreds of others of Australians, Lukey was reported Missing at Fromelles on 19 July 1916. pronounced fate as killed in action as at that date at a Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, There are no eyewitness reports; he was simply never seen again. No known grave, no circular returned.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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