043 – Private Charles Henry Blanche

Private Charles Henry Blanche 40th Battalion

The story of Charles Blanche is a sad one indeed. His mother died when he was about 6 years of age and his father when he was in his early teens. Just when he and his brothers moved to Tasmania from Victoria is unclear from the records.  It would appear that the brothers did in fact have some relatives here through his mother’s side of the family. In 1914 Charlie and his older brothers Andrew and John were all living at Smithton and working as labourers.