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Charlton, John Pender    Create Anzac Certificate
Place of Birth: Murrurundi, NSW, Australia

Service Number: 1526

Place of Enlistment: Liverpool, NSW, Australia

Next of Kin: Charlton, Cuthbert Arthur (brother)



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Lance Corporal John Pender CHARLTON 1526
Submitted by: Kim Cummins
 

Lance Cpl John Pender Charlton was born in Murrurundi NSW. He was a 29 year old farmer at the time of enlistment on the 10th April 1915 at Liverpool Sydney NSW. His next of kin was recorded as Cuthbert A. Charlton of Cook's Hill, Newcastle. He embarked at Sydney per H.M.A.T. A32 Themestocles on the 12th May 1915 and joined the 17th Battalion. He was admitted to hospital on the 6th October 1915. In November 1915 he was admitted to the 4th Southern General Hospital at Plymouth after being slightly wounded. He was transferred to England, per H.S Franconia, from the Convalescent Depot, Gibraltar on the 8th November 1915 suffering from Dysentery. According to his medical records, L.Cpl J.P. Charlton was injured in a shell explosion causing deafness in September 1915 at Gallipoli. He was unconscious for a number of hours after the shell explosion. He was sent to Gibraltar for a 3 weeks, then to S.Devon Hospital for 2 weeks and then he arrived at Harefield Park on the 27th November 1915. He was declared an invalid from shell shock on the 19th December 1915. He was diagnosed with double ear disease, after both membranes were destroyed. He embarked per "A29 Suevic" on the 11th March 1916 from Portland. He was discharged on the 13th November 1916. 

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