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Charles William Gordon Conroy


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles William Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Conroy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4460 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    ThamesCoromandel District Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 25 October 1915 AWMM Orange PO, Orange, New South Wales AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M J Conroy, Orange PO, Orange, New South Wales AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 25 October 1915 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4460 AWMM
  • Military service
    Served in the Rifle Corps in New Zealand. AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 4.75" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      128 lb AWMM
    • 20 Jul 1916 {Age 42} AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Sydney, 16 February 1916.
    Found guilty, 9 March 1916, of (1) being absent without leave, (2) breaking ranks: fined 1 Pound.
    Disembarked Egypt, 22 March 1916.
    Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916.
    Admitted to No 14 Field Ambulance, Katoomba Heights, 23 May 1916; discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 26 May 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
    Posted missing, 19/20 June 1916.
    Previous report of missing now, 28 July 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.
    Statement, Red Cross File No 790109, 4433 Pte C.M. BAKER, 54th Bn (patient, 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, England), undated: 'Informant states that on July 20th 1916 at Fromelles he was fighting and Conroy was struck by a piece of shell. Iformant saw him fall and feels sure he was dead. It was between the 1st and 2nd lines of the German trenches.'
    Second statement, 4804 Pte R.G. HUGHES, B Company, 54th Bn (patient, 3rd Southern General Hospital, Towen Hall, Oxford, England), 9 November 1916: 'I saw Pte. Conroy of B. Coy. V Platoon, wounded about a quarter to 6 July 19th. 1916. at Fromelles. He was wounded by a shell in his left chest aboove his heart. He fell down and was carried away on a stretcher. We were in our own front line at the time and 5 mins asfter Pte. Conroy was wounded, we made an advance and took some ground and held it all that night but we lost it again next morning.'
    Third statement, 4493 Pte E.J. FULLER, 54th Bn (patient, No 5 General Hospital, Rouen), 29 November 1916: 'Informant states tha[t] Conroy was in the attack at Fromelles on date mentioned. He got wounded in the shoulder as he went "over the top" but fought on until the Battn. came back into their trench. Soon after he got back into the trench he was blown to pieces by a shell.'
    Note on file: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.' AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    20 July 1916 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 42 AWMM
    FranceEurope Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    No known grave AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    V.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France AWMM

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