Charles Tognini

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Pte Charles Tognini (4343) served during [[World War One]] of Daylesford won a Distinguished Conduct Medal for his courage under severe fire near the Windmill at Pozieres. His brother, [[William Tognini]], was killed in action on 21 August 1918.
 
Pte Charles Tognini (4343) served during [[World War One]] of Daylesford won a Distinguished Conduct Medal for his courage under severe fire near the Windmill at Pozieres. His brother, [[William Tognini]], was killed in action on 21 August 1918.
  
:Date  of  Recommendation : 21 August 1916
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:"At POZIERES as a Battalion Scout he worked courageously in patrolling the Front during the night of August 5th/6th 1916, when he occupied an advanced position about 5o yards from POZIERES  MILL.  His work during the whole time  was most courageously and cheerfully carried out  after being badly wounded in the leg. He remained in the position until brought in by stretcher bearers  on the morning of August 6th 1916 ".<ref>https://anzacheroes.com.au/anzac_heroes/tognini-charles/, accessed 06 July 2019.</ref>
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::"At POZIERES as a Battalion Scout he worked courageously in patrolling the Front during the night of August 5th/6th 1916, when he occupied an advanced position about 5o yards from POZIERES  MILL.  His work during the whole time  was most courageously and cheerfully carried out  after being badly wounded in the leg. He remained in the position until brought in by stretcher bearers  on the morning of August 6th 1916 ".<ref>https://anzacheroes.com.au/anzac_heroes/tognini-charles/, accessed 06 July 2019.</ref>
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::Charles Tognini, a brother of Mr J. Tognini, of the [[Daylesford Hotel]], has been awarded the D.S.O. for conspicuous bravery in the trenches in France. He was invested with the distinction by General Birdwood, who is in command of the Australian troops. Drummer Tognini is a Daylesford native, and the honor won by him will cause great satisfaction to his many friends in this district.<ref>Daylesford Advocate, 03 November 1916.</ref>
  
 
==Legacy==
 
==Legacy==

Latest revision as of 05:55, 23 May 2020

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History

Charles Tognini was born in Daylesford, and at the time of his world War One enlistment on 14 August 1918 he was a 29 year old shop keeper.

Pte Charles Tognini (4343) served during World War One of Daylesford won a Distinguished Conduct Medal for his courage under severe fire near the Windmill at Pozieres. His brother, William Tognini, was killed in action on 21 August 1918.

Date of Recommendation : 21 August 1916
"At POZIERES as a Battalion Scout he worked courageously in patrolling the Front during the night of August 5th/6th 1916, when he occupied an advanced position about 5o yards from POZIERES MILL. His work during the whole time was most courageously and cheerfully carried out after being badly wounded in the leg. He remained in the position until brought in by stretcher bearers on the morning of August 6th 1916 ".[1]


Charles Tognini, a brother of Mr J. Tognini, of the Daylesford Hotel, has been awarded the D.S.O. for conspicuous bravery in the trenches in France. He was invested with the distinction by General Birdwood, who is in command of the Australian troops. Drummer Tognini is a Daylesford native, and the honor won by him will cause great satisfaction to his many friends in this district.[2]

Legacy

Charles Tognini won the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry in action. Although wounded, he carried out daring patrol with great courage and determination, and set a splendid example throughout. It was promulgated on 19 April 1917.[3]

He is recognised on the Eganstown Avenue of Honour.

Notes

See also

William Tognini, brother

Notes


References

  1. https://anzacheroes.com.au/anzac_heroes/tognini-charles/, accessed 06 July 2019.
  2. Daylesford Advocate, 03 November 1916.
  3. NAA, B2455 Tognini Charles.


Further Reading

External links

https://anzacheroes.com.au/anzac_heroes/tognini-charles/


--Clare K.Gervasoni 16:10, 16 April 2017 (AEST)

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