Charles Stewart ALLERDICE

ALLERDICE, Charles Stewart

Service Number: 291
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bowral, New South Wales, Australia, 31 August 1893
Home Town: Hurstville, Kogarah, New South Wales
Schooling: Hurstville Public School and Cleveland Street Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Linotype engineer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Turkey, 6 August 1915, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Row M, Grave 13,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sydney Morning Herald and Sydney Mail Record of War Service
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 291, Sydney, New South Wales
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 291, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 291, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 291, 4th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
6 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 291, 4th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Charles Stewart ALLERDICE was born on 31st August, 1893 in Bowral, NSW

His parents were William ALLERDICE and Elizabeth Ann TAYLOR who married in NSW in 1880 - they were living in "Hazeldean" Carrington Avenue, Hurstville in 1914

He had previous service in the Scottish Rifles and was still serving when he enlisted for WW1

Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Charles Stewart Allerdice was born at Bowral on August 31, 1893, and was educated at the Hurstville and Cleveland Street Public Schools.  He was the youngest son of Mr. William Allerdice, now of Hurstville.  He entered the Lintype engineering department of the Sydney Morning Herald as an apprentice at the beginning of March, 1910.

A member of the old Scottish rifles, he was one of the first to enlist from the office.  He sailed with the rank of Lance Corporal in October, 1914, with the First Infantry Brigade, and proceeded to Egypt.  He took part in the memorable first landing at Gallipoli, and was in all the heavy fighting which ensued till the Lone Pine engagement, in which he was killed in August, 1915.