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Sergeant: 2055 William Alfred Plumeridge CHARLTON.

Born: 1898. Broadmeadow via Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Birth Cert: Unknown.

Married: 25th May 1918. The Wealeyan Methodist Church Hall, Broadway, Tooting, London. Marriage Cert:ME58.

Wife: May Ellen Charlton. nee: Dunn. (1891-19..)


Father: William Alfred Plumeridge.

Mother: Mary Ann Charlton. nee: Plumeridge.


William Alfred Plumeridge Charlton enlisted with the AIF on the 27th November 1915 and was allocated the service number 389. He was to serve with B Company and was an original member of the Battalion.

29th October 1917.

Informant; Private: 2055 William Alfred Plumeridge CHARLTON.  Private: 1926 Michel MEEHAN. Who I know as "Mick" told me that Private: 1949 Alfred James REED of D Company now in England, (he was wounded, but now I believe cooking) told me he saw Private: 1132 James GRAY on June 7th at the Dressing Station wounded. This was at Messines Ridge. GRAY also had a sprained ankle. I knew him very well. Slept with him. I think his people live at Carrington, Newcastle, N.S.W. GRAY was in D Company 16th Platoon.

No: 22 General Hospital.

The War Office took over the home during World War I and it became the Church Lane Military Hospital. After the war the Ministry of Pensions used it as a neurological hospital for shell-shocked and neurasthenic ex-servicemen until 1923. The buildings then became empty and derelict.

William's wife to be was May Ellen Dunn who was a Nurse at Tooting Military Hospital. They met when William was admitted for treatment and were soon married.

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Military Records

(Australian National Archives)

Under Construction; 12/05/2013.

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