Charles Hargreaves

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First name: Charles

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Last name: Hargreaves

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Charles Hargreaves (Hargraves) was born in Yorkshire, England 7 Sept. 1886, came to Australia in 1911 and worked on a station at Temora, NSW then at John Sands printers. He enlisted 18 Aug. 1914 aged 26 and embarked on S.S. Afric 18 Oct. 1914. Hargreaves served as a driver in 1st Div. Transport A.S.C., 1st A.I.F. in Egypt and France. After the war he was a partner in Blake and Hargreaves Pty. Ltd., printers, Sydney

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