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« on: May 01, 2018, 15:12:42 PM »

COMPTON, CHARLES GEORGE
Rank:Private
Service Number:3037
Date of Death:02/07/1918
Age:36
Regiment/Service:Australian Infantry, A.I.F.  43rd Bn.
Grave Reference:A10. 4. 54.
Cemetery:WORTHING (BROADWATER) CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Charles George and Eliza Compton, husband of Lilian Compton, of 1, Orange Lane, Norwood, Adelaide, South Australia. Born at Worthing, Sussex, England.


The Advertiser (Adelaide)  Tue 9 Jul 1918

Mrs. C. G. Compton, of Orange-lane, Norwood, has been advised by military authorities of the death from enteritis at Fovant Military Hospital, England, of her husband, Private C. G. COMPTON, of 43rd Battalion, A.I.F. Private Compton, a bricklayer by trade, was born at Worthing, England and he arrived in South Australia in 1913. He enlisted for home service on January 8 1916, acting as guard on Torrens Island. He transferred for service abroad on March 20, 1916, and left South Australia on June 23, 1917, with 7th Reinforcements of 43rd Battalion.

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 19:54:42 PM »

Charles George Compton
Born 1882 Worthing
Married Lilian Puttick ΒΌ June 1901 East Preston District

In 1911 with Lilian & 2 children at 47 Newland Road Worthing. Charles was a Bricklayer. Also an 18 month old Niece and a visitor.

Very Brave to emigrate with 2 small children. And like all Australian & NZ men who were all volunteers to come to UK to fight leaving his young family behind

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