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Charles  Stabell

Name on Board CW Stabell
Name on Service
Charles   Stabell
Enlistment Age 23
Occupation Tinsmith
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin Derick and Hariett Stabell
Address 127 Hannan St, North Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 19/01/1915
Service No. 2019
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 17/04/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Hororata A20
Unit on Embarkation 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 20/08/1915
Unit on Death 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Lance Corporal
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Gallipoli (No known grave)
Cemetery or Memorial Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Additional Information Charles Stabell attended the Central State School, Williamstown, the Electra St Methodist Church, was in the Junior Naval Cadets and later in the Naval Reserve, the Foresters and Naval Reserve Rifle Clubs.  Prior to enlistment he worked as a tinsmith for Wilson Bros, North Melbourne. His Mother told a reporter that Charles had written to his parents and told them 'to meet him in heaven if he did not return'. Charles’s brother, John Charles (8663) enlisted in June 1915 and returned to Australia in July 1919. After Charles' death his sister received a letter from one of his mates confirming her brother's death and reassuring her that his death was instantaneous.  He wrote: 'We were all sorry to lose him, as he was a jolly good corporal and well-liked by us'.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle: Saturday 25 September 1915, p3; Saturday 2 October 1915, p2 and Saturday 11 March 1916, p2
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