Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS



Born: 1891

Birthplace: Sweden

Parents: Anders and Eljena Anderson,
Vedtfskofla, Sweden

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
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Fair
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.

Rank: Private

War Service Summary

14/11/1916 - Disembarked at Plymouth and sent to Perham Downs for training with the 4th Machine Gun Company.
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.

Additional Information

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.


Australian War Memorial
Service Record
Nominal Roll
Naturalisation papers