Charles William FERROW


FERROW, Charles William

Service Number: 2911
Enlisted: 16 June 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, January 1872
Home Town: Katoomba, Blue Mountains Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Painter
Died: Acute bronchitis – (cardiac failure), Military Hospital at Fovant, Wiltshire, England, 28 February 1917
Cemetery: Compton Chamberlayne Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2911, 57th Infantry Battalion
3 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2911, 57th Infantry Battalion
3 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2911, 57th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 45 and the son of James Charles and Margaret Sarah Jane Ferrow; husband of Annie Ferrow, of 8, Austral St., Penshurst, New South Wales.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 28th February........Private Charles William Ferrow was born at Ashfield, Sydney, NSW in 1873. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 16th June, 1916 as a 44 year old, married, Painter from Katoomba, NSW.

Private Ferrow arrived in England with 57th Battalion Reinforcements on 9th January, 1917 for further training. He was posted to 15th Training Battalion "A" Company at Hurdcott, Wiltshire on 10th January, 1917.

Private Ferrow was admitted to the Military Hospital at Fovant, Wiltshire on 25th January, 1917 – cause N.Y.D. (not yet determined). He died at 8.40 p.m. on 28th February, 1917 aged 44, of acute bronchitis – (cardiac failure), after spending 35 days in the Military Hospital at Fovant, Wiltshire.

Private Ferrow was buried in Compton Chamberlayne War Graves Cemetery, Wiltshire, England where 27 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.…