Charles William Vandenbergh

First Name: 
Charles
Middle Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Vandenbergh
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, July 28, 1883
Mother's Name: 
Mary Vandenbergh nee Hundt
Father's Name: 
William Vandenbergh
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, July 17, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
5th Light Horse Regiment & 5th Divisional Ammunition Column
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, February 13, 1937
Place of Death: 
Sydney
Details: 

Charles Vandenbergh (Service No 1338) was born in Robertson, N.S.W. and had served in the Militia.

In 1914 he married Violet Dines in Wollongong, N.S.W. and the couple went on to have 2 children.

At enlistment Charles was 31 years old, worked as a labourer, and the family lived at Thirroul, N.S.W.  

He embarked from Sydney on SS Hawkes Bay with 7th Reinforcements, 12th Light Horse on 21st October 1915.  The troops arrived in Egypt and on 1st April 1916 Charles was transferred to 5th Division Artillery and promoted to Corporal.

He arrived in France on 29th June 1916 and saw service on the Western Front. On 5th June 1917 Charles was admitted to hospita lafter an accident in which he broke his wrist, and sent to England for treatment. The decision was then made to return Charles to Australia.

Chalres arrived in Australia in April 1918 and was discharged medically unfit on 2nd August 1918.

After the war he was employed as a tram conductor in Sydney.  

Charles died in 1937.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, VANDENBERGH CHARLES WILLIAM

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