Charles Herbert Richard March (aka Charles Herbert Richard Davis) was born in Hobart, Tasmania. Before he enlisted he was a labourer. He enlisted for the First World War aged 21 years and 3 months on the 9th of January 1917 and embarked from Sydney on the HMAT Anchises A68 on the 24th January 1917. On the 17th of April 1918 he was admitted to the Fort Pitt Military Hospital in England suffering from a gunshot wound to his right arm. This later resulted in him being discharged on the 9th of April 1919 due to being medically unfit. The reason he was medically unfit was that he was unable to fully flex his arm due to the injury. This gunshot wound required an operation that involved the removal of bone. The injury also resulted in permanent 40% loss of arm movement. On the 18th of June 1918 he received treatment for infiuenza at the Admiral Sutton Veny Military Hospital.
Researched by Mieke Salvesen and unveiled with Andrew Wilkie MHR