Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
1533 Private Charles Patrick Deery – Bengworden Died of wounds 16 August 1915
….. put his age down by five years
Charles Deery was born at Bairnsdale in 1877 to John and Mary Deery of Bengworden, was the youngest son of nine children and grew up locally. He was mining at Broken Hill when at 37 (though he claimed to be only 32) he went to Liverpool and enlisted with the 3 rd  Battalion on 12 December. He sailed out of Sydney on the Seang Choon on 11 February 1915. In the August offensive at Gallipoli he was wounded at Lone Pine and admitted to the hospital at Valetta, Malta with an infected leg wound on 12 August. He died from this four days later on 16 August and was buried at Addolorata cemetery in Malta.