Charles Thorvald Severin OLSEN

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OLSEN, Charles Thorvald Severin

Service Number: 107
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Enoggera, Queensland
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 5th Army Service Corps
Born: Kokkedal, Denmark, 4 February 1876
Home Town: Windsor, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Uneducated
Occupation: Vanman
Died: Died of wounds, At sea (HS Gloucester Castle), 6 August 1915, aged 39 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave (at sea)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Windsor War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 107, Enoggera, Queensland
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 107, 1st Light Horse Brigade Train, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 107, 1st Light Horse Brigade Train, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane
9 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 107, 5th Army Service Corps, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
5 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 107, 5th Army Service Corps, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli
6 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 107, 5th Army Service Corps

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Carl (Charles) Thorvald Severin OLSEN was born on 4th February, 1876 in Kakkedol, Denmark

His parents were Edward OLSEN and Olivia Petrea ELVINS who arrived in Brisbane from Denmark in November, 1879

He had previously served with the QMI for 2 years & 6 months and with the 5th Infantry Battalion in the Boer War 1901 -1902 before enlisting for WW1

Charles married Lizzie ROWLAND on 18th July, 1905 in Queensland - 3 known children

He died on 6th August, 1915   from shell wounds to his back on board the HS Gloucester Castle -he was buried at sea.

Medals:  1914-15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal

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