Mr Charles Stuart FERN (1884 - 1918)**

  • Date of Birth: 01/10/1884
  • Place of Birth: Glebe, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 18/04/1918
  • Place of Death: Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly2 Dec 191118 Apr 19186yr(s) 4mth(s) 17day(s)
Member for Cobar2 Dec 19116 Nov 19131yr(s) 11mth(s) 5day(s)
22nd (1910 - 1913)
Member for Cobar6 Dec 191321 Feb 19173yr(s) 2mth(s) 16day(s)
23rd (1913 - 1917)
Member for Cobar3 Mar 191718 Apr 19181yr(s) 1mth(s) 16day(s)
24th (1917 - 1920)

Political Party Activity

Australian Labor Party (ALP), Vice President. Member of the central executive in 1913

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Miner and union official. Educated at the Marist Brothers, North Sydney; bursary holder; at eighteen years of age commenced work as a miner at Yerranderie, suffer of phthisis; active unionist, secretary and organiser of the Amalgamated Miners' Association, representative on wage board; joined Universal Service League in 1915

Military Service

Served in Australian Infantry Forces from 1915 until 1916, 17th and 16th Battalions, shellshocked and invalided home, Lance Corporal


Son of James Fern, gardener, and Elizabeth McIvor, Scottish migrants. Married Ruby May Sorman in 1904 and had issue, 4 daughters. Funeral at Waverley cemetery from St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral.

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