Charles Asher

First Name: 
Charles
Last Name: 
Asher
Mother's Name: 
Hannah Asher nee Drew
Father's Name: 
Daniel Asher
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, October 18, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
11th Field Artillery Brigade
Company: 
111 Howitzer Company
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Details: 

Charles Asher (Service No 6276) was born in Sydney, NSW in 1892.

At the time of enlistment Charles was single and employed as a cattle dealer. Charles' family lived in Dapto.

Charles embarked on HMAT A29 - Suevic with the 20th Battalion, 18th Reinforcements on 11 November 1916 and arriving in England on 30 January 1917.

Charles requested to be transferred to Artillery where he joined his brother Lieutenant John Asher in the 111th Howitzer Battery in France on 28 May 1917.

Charles saw service on the Western Front until he was wounded in action on 10 June 1917. Charles was evacuated to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to his right thigh. While recovering from his wounds Charles received notice of his brother being killed in action on 2 September 1917.

Charles returned to his unit on 1 November 1917 and served until 19 January 1918 when he was admitted to hospital.

Charles was repatriated to Australia in March 1918 and medically discharged on 21 August 1918.

Charles married Hannah Shaw in 1920 and died in 1956.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ASHER C

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