Charles William Dunham

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Dunham, Sapper Charles William no.596

1st Battalion Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (Tropical Unit) C Company, later no.4/1082.

Wolli Creek, Canterbury.


Born at Christchurch (N.Z.), June 30, 1891, son of Margaret & John Dunham.

Educated at Christ’s College (N.Z.).

Enlisted 12/8/1914, aged 24.



Next of kin, mother, Mrs Dunham, Wolli Creek, Canterbury. [Later lived at Broughton Street, Canterbury].

Embarked from Sydney 19/8/1914 per HMAT A3 5 Berrima.

Went to New Guinea; returned to New Zealand and was discharged; re-enlisted at Sydney, July, 1915; embarked October 1915.

War service: Egypt; France (wounded); returned to Australia, October, 1917.

Married 1919, Lucy J. Gray.

Portrait and biography in The All Australia Memorial 1919.

Memorial Board, Baptist Church, Campsie.

Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 27/01/2017].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002