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Charles Melbourne Wingrove (1893–1915)


Educated at Melbourne Grammar School 1904-1910. Attended the Government Experimental Farm at Wagga to obtain technical farming knowledge. Worked at Allanvale Station, near Stawell, before enlisting in the 8th Light Horse. He was killed in the Charge at The nek on August 7, 1915. Commemorated at Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli. He was 22.

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August, 1893
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


7 August, 1915 (aged ~ 22)
Gallipoli, Turkey

Cause of Death

killed in action

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Military Service