Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
Charles was born at Orbost in 1892 and educated there before the family moved to Tasmania where he was involved in the farming and the Ringarooma Co-Operative Factory. He had attempted to enlist three times before he was finally successful on 3 December 1914 when he was 22 years old. By May 1915 he was in Gallipoli and over the next few weeks suffered several bouts of gastro that saw him evacuated to Mudros and the hospital ships on more than one occasion. On 10 September he was transferred to Alexandria with enteric fever (typhoid) and died three days later on 13 September 1915. He was buried at Chatby Cemetery in Egypt.
….. tried to enlist three times before acceptance
1642 Private Charles James Story - Orbost Died of Illness 13th September 1915