Vernon, Cecil Charles


War Service:
Private 667 CECIL CHARLES VERNON, 5th Infantry Battalion, Australian Imperial Force was killed in action in Gallipoli on 26 April 1915. He was 20. The 5th battalion landed at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, coming ashore in the second wave.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at Addey and Stanhope School, Deptford.

He was born in Peckham, the son of Charles and Alice Vernon of 45 St Mary’s Rd. They later moved to 5, Egerton Rd., South Norwood. He may well be the C Vernon (b 1896) who sailed from London to Melbourne in 1912. He enlisted on 17 August 1914 at the 51st Infantry Drill Hall at Albert Park, Melbourne and gave his occupation as clerk. He had previously served for a year with a Volunteer Battalion. He sailed from Melbourne on 21 October 1914 and travelled via Colombo and Aden to Port Said. He embarked at Alexandria for the Dardanelles on 5 April 1915.


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