Charles Vincent Monaghan

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First name: Charles

Middle name: Vincent

Last name: Monaghan

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Charles Vincent Monaghan, a farmer of Nowra, New South Wales was born on 8 August 1884 at Mayfield, near Nowra. He enlisted in the Australian Army Medical Corps as a stretcher bearer on 15 July 1915, aged 30. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A26 Armadale, 21 March 1916, disembarked in Egypt on 23 April, and entrained for Tel el Kebir. With 3000 other men Monaghan landed at Marseilles on 16 May and Etaples on 21 May. He returned to Australia on the Beltana, 19 July 1919. A small photograph shows three men named as Andrews, Cartright and Monaghan

Ragtime sketches on board our transport / Vasco, 1917
Ragtime sketches captures mateship on route to the Front

Eighty days on the transport ship Suevic afforded caricaturist Louis Vasco plenty of time to observe. These Ragtime Sketches On Board Our Tranport capture the chaps uniquely, and their life at sea on route to England. Read more about Louis Vasco in Stories.
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