Charles William Wynn

First Name: 
Charles
Middle Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Wynn
Mother's Name: 
Dina Wynn nee Plimmer
Father's Name: 
Rev John Wynn
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, August 21, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Driver
Unit: 
Field Ambulance / Motor transport Company
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, June 3, 1941
Place of Death: 
Leeton Hospital, N.S.W.
Details: 

Charles Wynn (Service No 12098) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. in 1894.

At enlistment Charles was single, 21 years old, worked as a mechanic and lived at Kogarah, N.S.W.  Charles had served in the Citizen Militia.  He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A24 Benalla with Section 1, No 9 Field Ambulance on 1st May 1916.

He arrived in England on 9th July 1916 and was sent to France on 25th November.  On 23rd December 1916 Charles was posted to 3rd Division Motor Transport Company as a driver.

He saw service on the Western Front until 2nd April 1918 when he was wounded and evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of a severe penetrating gun shot wound to his chest.

Charles was repatriated to Australia in September 1918 and discharged medically unfit on 19th November 1918.

In 1919 he married Myrtle Tresidder in Bulli, N.S.W. and they raised 4 children.

In 1930 Charles moved to the Leeton area to farm rice.  He was well regarded in the community, becoming a local councillor.  Charles became a member of the new Rice Board and served the at his local R.S.L.

Charles died in Leeton Hospital in 1941 age 47. He is buried in Leeton Cemetery and a plaque bearing his name can be found at the New South Wales Garden of Remembrance at Rookwood Cemetery.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WYNN C W

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