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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Stapleton, Charles Richard Conway (7368)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 35 years 10 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 5 December 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 7368            view online service record

Address:
7 Yarra Street
Abbotsford, VIC

Next of Kin:
Edith Stapleton (wife)
7 Yarra Street
Abbotsford, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 19 February 1917
Ship: HMAT Ballarat A70
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion – 24th Reinforcements

Fate:
RTA: Sunday, 21 April 1918
Discharged: Friday, 12 July 1918

2 Comments

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted September 9, 2016 1.12 pm 0Likes

    Served Second World War :

    Born 3 February, 1887, enlisted 18 March, 1941, served V12202, Private, 3 Garrison Battalion, locality on enlistment Melbourne, Attested Royal Park, NOK Reginald STAPLETON. Discharged 17 April, 1941

    • David Thompson
      Posted September 9, 2016 2.55 pm 0Likes

      Looks like Charles was playing around with his age. When he enlisted for WWI in 1916 he said he was 35 which would have put his year of birth around 1881 which would put him around the age of 60 when he enlisted for WWII. As it is, a birthdate of 3 February 1887 which he claimed when enlisting for WWII puts him around 54 years old. Good on him, but no wonder he was discharged after only one month.

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