[Editor: This obituary of Mr. C. Olle was published in The Port Fairy Gazette (Port Fairy, Vic.), 22 June 1916. Charles Olle was an Australian colonist, who migrated from England in 1857. He was the son of Francis Olle and Hannah Olle (née Liles). He died in 1916, in Penshurst (Victoria), at the age of 74 years.]
The death of a well-known and highly respected resident of Penshurst, Mr C. Olle, took place on Saturday.
The late Mr Olle, who had reached the age of 74 years, was born at Roughan (Suffolk), England, and had been a colonist for 59 years. Most of that time he resided in Penshurst, and carried on business as a bootmaker.
He leaves a widow, one son and one daughter, his other son, Frank, having died of wounds while on active service in Gallipoli.
The funeral took place on Monday, when a large number of residents followed the remains to the Booram Booram cemetery.
The Port Fairy Gazette (Port Fairy, Vic.), 22 June 1916, p. 2
The details of Charles Olle’s parents were obtained from his record of death (registration number: 7435/1916), listed on the site of the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria.
active service = involvement in military operations as a member of the armed forces (army, navy, or air force); on operational duty in a war zone as a member of a country’s military forces
Gallipoli = the Gallipoli peninsula (in western Turkey), which is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey; it was the scene of heavy fighting during the Gallipoli Campaign (February 1915 to January 1916), during the First World War (1914-1918); running along the eastern coast of the Gallipoli peninsula is the Strait of Gallipoli, also known as the Dardanelles (or, the Dardanelles strait)
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