Charles enlisted on 5 Jan 1942 and posted to 26th Battalion on 17 May 1943. He transferred to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 23 Feb 1943 and joined the 2/2nd on 15 May 1943.
He embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper in No 7 Section, “C” Troop and was medevac'd to Australia with aboard 2/1st Australian Hospital Ship on 24 Aug 1944. After medical treatment he re-joined the 2/2nd on 15 Sept 1944 and embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper in No 7 Section, “C” Troop.
He returned to Australia aboard "KATOOMBA" on 26 Oct 1945 and was discharged on 3 Nov 1945.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below. He is now also entitled to the Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with a clasp
Edited by Peter Epps
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