Anderson Charles Olef

SURNAME Anderson
NAME Charles Olef
PLACE-BIRTH Townsville
OCCUPATION Labourer
PLACE-ENLISTMENT Cairns
DATE-ENLISTMENT 2-03-1916
NEXT-OF-KIN Sister Agnes Anderson c/- Imperial Hotel Cairns
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE Postal address of sister in 1917 c/- Joseph Sharp, Mossman
REGIMENT-1 31st Battalion AIF
RANK Signaller
CAMPAIGN-1 Western Front
DATE-DISCHARGED 3-01-1920
OTHER-INFO Awarded the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
STORY-OUTLINE Labourer, Charles Olef Anderson, born in Townsville, enlisted in Cairns on 2-03-16. At first a private with the 31st Battalion, he later became a signaller with the 32nd Battalion in France. Initially in Egypt, he took sick and sailed to England on 7-07-16. On recovery he was trained, and went to France on 4-02-17 then was again seriouly ill in May 1917. He began signals training on 18-04-18, going back to France on 13-09-18. From 10-06-19 to 10-09-19 he trained as a motor mechanic in England and returned to Australia immediately afterwards.
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