Charles Fest

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'
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

Service #1 – Depot

Service number 6256
Enlisted 10.12.1915
Place of enlistment Chermside, Qld
Rank Private
Final fate Deserted 7.09.1916


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.