Charles Roy Britain GRUNERT

GRUNERT, Charles Roy Britain

Service Number: S111416
Enlisted: 11 September 1941, Kensington, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Kent Town, SA, 8 September 1918
Home Town: Kent Town, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: St Joseph’s Memorial School
Occupation: blacksmith
Died: Stroke, Roselin Court Aged Care, 7 May 1993, aged 74 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

11 Sep 1941: Involvement Private, SN S111416
11 Sep 1941: Enlisted Kensington, SA
29 Feb 1944: Discharged
Date unknown: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN S111416, Milne Bay - Papua New Guinea WW2

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Biography contributed by Meningie Area School

Charles Roy Britain Grunert was born on the 8th of September 1918 in Kent Town, South Australia to parents Fredrick and Florence Grunert. He was the youngest of eight children. Charles attended St Joseph’s Memorial School, he later moved to another school because he kept getting hit on the hand with the cane because he was left handed. When he was at school they would ask if you have done your morning prays, and him not being the smartest would say no and would get a wack on the hand with the cane. When Charles enlisted he was 5ft 8inch, weighed about 176lbs, had brown hair and brown eyes. Charles was very strong as he worked as a blacksmith before being shipped out.