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Peterson, Charles (3116)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 26 years 10 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 14 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3116            view online service record

37 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mary Peterson (mother)
37 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Saturday, 16 October 1915
Ship: HMAT Port Lincoln A17
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion – 10th Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 11 April 1917
Place: France

Charles Peterson. AWM DASEY1628.

Private, 46 Infantry, killed in action 11 April, 1917, France, aged 28, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

Parents: Edward (late) and Mary PETERSON, born Port Melbourne, educated St Joseph’s, Port Melbourne. He enlisted as a 27-year-old labourer with his mother at 37 Albert Street; a married brother, 2876, Edward PETERSON from 11 Station Street. Circular returned by another brother from 87 Cruikshank Street. A Death Notice in the Port Melbourne Standard, 12 January, 1918 as a second initial A; reported Missing, 11 April, 1917, declared killed in action at that date at an Inquiry in August.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Brother: Edward Peterson


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 18, 2016 7.58 pm 0Likes

    “I knew Private Chas Petersen of C. Coy., 11 Platoon, a Port Melbourne man who was a wharf labourer. Private Harry Turner of C. Coy. 11 Pltn. told me he saw Peterson lying wounded on a stretcher in No Man’s Land at Bullecourt on the 11th April, 1917. Turner is still with his unit. (Pte. R. W. Canny, No. 4457, 46th A.I.F)

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