Parents: Anders and Eljena Anderson,
Died: 28 March, 1918
Cause: Killed In Action
Place of death: France
Burial place: Sentis Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 12), France
Awards and Honours
- British War Medal 1914-20
- Victory Medal
Machine Gun Company 6, Reinforcement 5
Regimental Service Number: 366A
Enlistment date: 3 August, 1916 Melbourne
Age at enlistment: 25
Address at enlistment: Diggers Rest, Victoria
Religion: Church of England
Marital Status: Single
Next of kin: Father, Andrew Anderson, Vedtfskofla, Sweden
Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 7 1/4 inches
Weight: 152 pounds
Distinctive marks: Tattoo on chest and both forearms. 2 moles on back of neck and in the small of the back.
Embarkation ship: H.M.A.T. A73 Commonwealth.
War Service Summary
Transferred several times to different Machine Gun Companies: 17th MGC to 6th MGC and finally to the 13th MGC.
29/06/1917 - Sent overseas to France via Folkestone, to reinforce the 10th MGC.
02/10/1917 - Transferred to the 13th Machine Gun Company.
23/03/1918 - Killed in action in France.
War Service Commemerated
Killed in action.
Date: 28 March, 1918
28/03/1918 - Killed in Action, aged 28 by a shell that also killed his companion, F. Keable, at a position at the village of Flavelle, 3 miles from Albert and 2 miles from Buire. Death was immediate and he was buried where he died.
He and Keable were later exhumed and reburied in Sentis Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 12), France
His burial was reported by Rev. A. Heeler.
The executrix of his will was M/s Ethel Colclough of Yalingo, Trawool, Victoria.
December 1912 - Charles migrated from Sweden and arrived from Hamburg Germany on board the ship Brisbane. He lived in Diggers Rest after his arrival.
03/08/1916 - Charles was naturalised on 3 August 1916 after applying through the Diggers Rest Postmistress, Mrs E Cole on 26th July 1916.