Charles Price (Charlie) TIVER

TIVER, Charles Price

Service Number: 14625
Enlisted: 2 December 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Aberdeen, South Australia, 31 August 1895
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Hallett Public School, Adelaide High School and Adelaide University
Occupation: Forestry student
Died: Died of wounds (shell), France, 22 August 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
VII D 9, Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide University of Adelaide WW1 Honour Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Burra Fallen Soldiers Memorial, Parkside Epworth Uniting Church Honour Roll, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

2 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 14625, Australian Army Medical Corps WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 14625, Army Medical Corps (AIF), Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '23' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Ballarat embarkation_ship_number: A70 public_note: ''
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 14625, Army Medical Corps (AIF), HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
10 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 11th Machine Gun Company
22 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 14625, 3rd Machine Gun Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography contributed by Cheryl Hutchins

Originally buried at Vaux-sur-Somme Communal Cemetery. Later exhumed and reburied at Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, France

Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Private CHARLES P. TIVER, who died of wounds in France in August 22, 1918, was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. G. Tiver, of Parkside. He was a student at the Adelaide University when he enlisted in December, 1915. He left South Australia on  Sugust 12, 1916, with the A.M.C. in a transport, which was afterwards torpedoed and sunk. Just before reaching England two cases of meningitis broke out among the men. Private Tiver and another member of the A.M.C. (Mr. Giles) were isolated with the two patients mid put ashore at Devonport on September 30, and sent to No 4 Southern General Hospital. He left then by train and overtook his regiment on Salisbury Plains, where he remained until November 23, 1916. He went to France with the 11th Machine Gun Company as gunner. He was in France a year and nine months, and took part in many big engagements, including Porieres, Ypres, and Messines. He was wounded in October, 1917. He was horn at Aberdeen on August 31, 1895, and was a  member of the Parkside Methodist Church and a teacher in the Sunday-school. His elder brother, Lieutenant S. J. Tiver, is with the 13rd Battalion in France.