Charles Frederick ALLDER

Badge Number: S13040

ALLDER, Charles Frederick

Service Numbers: 2823, S213298
Enlisted: 4 May 1940, Cheltenham, SA
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: Army Training Units
Born: Bowden, SA, 4 October 1893
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Injuries, Woodside, SA, 21 April 1943, aged 49 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Commonwealth War Graves Path 7, Grave 11
Memorials: Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Hindmarsh Star of Freedom Tent No 4 IOOR WW1 Roll of Honor, Hindmarsh WW1 Roll of Honour Heroes of the Great War
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World War 1 Service

4 Apr 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 2823, Mining Corps, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
4 Apr 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 2823, Mining Corps, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
4 Apr 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 2823, Mining Corps
4 Apr 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 2823, Mining Corps
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Sapper, SN 2823

World War 2 Service

4 May 1940: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Corporal, SN S213298, Army Training Units, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
4 May 1940: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN S213298, Cheltenham, SA

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Wounded SN 2823

World War 2 Service

Date unknown: Involvement

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23 May 1931 marred Ellen Jackson in the Maughan Church, Adelaide

Place of residence at time of death was Bowden

Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Soldier's Death in Adelaide.
ADELAIDE, May 14.-Charged with having committed a civil offence, namely, ninslaughter, in that he killed Cpl Charles Frederick Allder at an Army training camp on April 21, Cpl Charles Herbert Martin, of an Army training camp, appeared before a general court martial in Adelaide today. Martin pleaded not guilty and the court found him not guilty. The prosecuting officer said that there was no suggestion that Martin intended to cause anyone any harm but it was claimed that he had been guilty of negligence. Martin, a qualified armourer, was working on a tifle in a vice. The rifle was point ing over the beds of certain person nel. About 5.30 pm Allder and others entered the hut. Martin called the attention of a sergeant to the rifle, saying that there was an obstruction in it and that he had broken two armourer's bits trying to get it out. He then took a cartridge from which the bullet had been removed, put it in the breach and called out to Allder "You had better move" in a jocular manner. Martin then pulled the trigger as Allder was moving from a bed in answer to Martin's warning. A piece of a bit struck him, causing his death.


Soldier Acquitted
Corporal Charles Herbert Martin, armorer, was acquitted of the
manslaughter of Corporal Charles Frederick Allder by a general court-martial at Adelaide yesterday.
Allder died at a military camp after he was struck in the abdomen by an obstruction which Martin cleared from a rifle when blowing it out with a blank cartridge.
Evidence was given by Martin that he called a warning before firing, and thought Allder had moved out of the way.