Charles Edward Gaudry
Serial No. 1431
HMAS Penguin, HMAS Cerberus & HMAS Australia
Charles Edward Gaudry - Information
Charles Edward was a son of Charles and Mary Gaudry who came from Leumeah. Charles was born on the 11th of October 1891 in Granville. When he was older, he decided to pursue a career in the Navy. He joined the Navy for a 5 year stretch on the 11th of October 1911 on his 20th birthday. He was made a Stoker 2nd Class on the Gayundah and was promoted Stoker 1st Class on the 11th of April 1912.
When war broke out, Charles extended his naval service contract on the 1st of September 1914. He served as a Stoker on the Penguin and then on the Cerberus for a short time in September 1914. Throughout this year, Charles took part in operations conducted around German New Guinea in an effort to seize German assets and patrolling for enemy vessels. On the 20th of September 1914, Charles was transferred for service aboard the HMAS Australia. He remained on the Australia throughout the war until 19th of August 1919.
Charles returned home to his family in Campbelltown following his war service. He began working as a fettler at Leumeah Railway Station. In 1937, he married Mary Elma Blows in Petersham, but then unfortunately he passed away in 1944.