Slater Charles Archibald

SURNAME Slater
NAME Charles Archibald
PLACE-BIRTH North Pine QLD
OCCUPATION Labourer
PLACE-ENLISTMENT Cairns QLD
DATE-ENLISTMENT 6/01/1917
NEXT-OF-KIN (father) Joseph Slater, North Coast Line Lawnton QLD
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE Youngest brother Thomas Henry Slater's Will witnessed by Frank Coulthard of Mossman in England in July 1917 and two Slater brothers? and Coulthard were in Mossman 15/10/1919
REGIMENT-1 11th Light Horse
REGIMENT-2 4th Light Horse, C Squadron.
RANK Trooper
CAMPAIGN-1 Middle East
DATE-DISCHARGED 29/09/1919
OTHER-INFO 4th Light Horse, C Squadron. British War Medal No.28755; Victory Medal No.27475
STORY-OUTLINE Charles Archibald Hamilton Slater embarked at Sydney on 9/05/1917 on HMAT "Port Sydney" A15 and disembarked at Suez on 20/06/1917, then proceeded to El Fara Palestine on 19/09/1917 where he was transferred to the 4th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadreon and perhaps took part in the Battle of Beersheba in October 1917. Hospitalised with malaria between February and June of 1918 he was posted to Moascar Cairo Egypt in July 1918. After further training he was sent to Deir el Belah near Gaza but was back in hospital by February where he would remain until 16/06/1918 when he was sent back to Cairo hospitals until he embarked for Australia at Kantara Egypt on 22/7/1919 on S.S. "Morvada" arriving Melbourne 28/8/1919 and was discharged a month later
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