Charles Herbert Haroldson

Alias Haroldsen (naturalisation)

Born 2.01.1872

Place Lunholmen, Gothenburg, Sweden (naturalisation); Moscow (service records)

Ethnic origin Swedish

Father Charles Haroldsen

Mother Christina


Wife Eva Marion Griffith, married 1897, NSW, by 1914 widower; son Charles Herbert Haroldson (1899-1957), served 1st AIF; daughters Jessie, b. 1897, Eva b. 1904, Marie Emma b. 1905

Arrived at Australia
from Hamburg, Germany
on 13.03.1892
per Howden
disembarked at Port Adelaide, SA

Residence before enlistment Port Adelaide, Gawler, Melrose, Port Augusta, SA; Sydney

Occupation seaman AB, 1930 ship's rigger

service number 1227
enlisted 15.09.1914
POE Sydney
unit 7th Company ASC
rank Driver and batman
place Gallipoli, 1915; Western Front, 1916
casualties WIA, 1915
final fate RTA 23.05.1917
discharged 8.09.1917

Naturalisation 1908

Residence after the war Sydney


Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (Haroldsen)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

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From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Some claimed on one occasion to be Russian-born but another time said they were born elsewhere. Charles Herbert Haroldson, who arrived in Australia as a 20-year-old seaman in 1892, was apparently Swedish if you believe his naturalisation papers. However, when enlisting in the AIF in 1914, by then a widower with four children, Haroldson gave his birthplace as Moscow.