Charles Bennett Lefebvre

July 20, 2015

LEFEBVRE, Charles Bennett- – – – SPC 1907-1908

DoB:- – c1893, St Kilda, VIC

Father:- – Albert Edward Lefebvre

Mother:- – Eliza, nee Bennett

Charles Lefebvre and his brother Reginald (SPC 1907-1908) were boarders at St Patrick’s from Birchip, a small town in the north-west of Victoria.

Service No:- 77

Rank:- – Driver, later Corporal, later Sergeant

Unit:- – 2nd Motor Transport Coy (MTC)

Charlie Lefebvre enlisted in the AIF on 28 April 1915. He was 23 years and four months old, five feet, eight and a half inches tall, a single man with a medium complexion, gray eyes and brown hair. He noted his occupation as clerk.

Driver Lefebvre’s war record is quite thin. He embarked from Australia aboard the Mooltan on 18 May 1915, disembarking at Egypt. He proceeded onto France where he was promoted to the rank of Corporal on 30 May 1916. He was further promoted to the rank of Sergeant on 7 January 1919. Six months later, on 7 July he returned to Australia aboard the Chemmitz.

Back in Australia, Charlie spent ten years in WA, where he married Mary Margaret O’Reilly in 1928, at the age of 36. They moved back to Victoria, settling in Moorabbin. They had four children.

Charles Bennett Lefebvre died on 15 May 1964 at the age of 73. He was buried at the Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton.