(Service number 23/463)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Sergeant|
|Date||23 March 1880||Place of Birth||Leeston|
|Date||29 May 1915||Age||35|
|Address at Enlistment||Care of Mrs Body [Boddye], Albury|
|Occupation||Farrier for C Wilson, Albury|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Jessie Irvine (mother), 39 Ohiro Road, Wellington|
|Medical Information||Height 5ft 11inches, 189 ibs. Dark complexion with grey eyes & black hair|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||B Company 1st Battalion|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||NZ Rifle Brigade|
|Date||9 October 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui, Tahiti, Aparima, Navua or Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||1st Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade|
|Campaigns||Egyptian, Western Europe|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||5 April 1918||Age||38|
|Place of Death||Somme, France|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Grevillers (NZ) Memorial, Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France, Albury War Memorial|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Timaru Memorial Wall; Albury War Memorial|
Son of Robert and Jessie Irving, 85 Wright Street, Wellington.
Charles first arrived in Albury 1908. He worked as a Black Smith for Wattie Boddye of Albury and played rugby for the Albury Football Club.
Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (January 2015); Web submission by M Mowat, 9 & 11 April 2018
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Ted Hansen, SC branch NZSG
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