Charles Fest

Charles Fest
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 8 April 1916, p. 25

Charles George Fest, 1941

Alias Charles George Fest; George Solomon

Born 17.02.1891

Place Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Church of England

Father Fred Fest

Mother Ida


Wife Mary Emmeline Fest (nee Phillipson), married 8.01.1916, Queensland, 4 children

Arrived at Australia
on March 1909 or 1910
per Lord Curzon
disembarked at Port Pirie (deserted)

Residence before enlistment Mount Morgan, Ipswich, Qld

Occupation 1915 miner, 1917 employed by Harbour and Marine dept.; 1941 employed as 2nd mate and diver on the dredge 'Platypus 2'

Service (Depot)
service number 6256
enlisted 10.12.1915
POE Chermside, Qld
rank Private
final fate Deserted 7.09.1916

Naturalisation Served as naturalised British subject

Residence after the war Brisbane; 1941 lives on a house boat 'Ocean Spray' on the Hamilton Reach of the Brisbane River

Died 1961, Qld


Digitised service records (NAA) (Charles Fest)

Alien registration (NAA) (George Fest, alias Solomon

Digitised alien registration (NAA) (George Solomon [aka Fest])

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Newspaper articles

Failed to register as alien. - The Telegraph, Brisbane, 4 October 1941, p. 11.

'Floating homes' now solving house problems. - Sunday Mail, Brisbane, 2 March 1947, p. 5.