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Former Member Details

Mr Charles Stuart FERN (1884 - 1918)

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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
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 02 Dec 1911 18 Apr 1918 6 years 4 months 17 days
Member for Cobar 02 Dec 1911 06 Nov 1913 1 year 11 months 5 days
Member for Cobar 06 Dec 1913 21 Feb 1917 3 years 2 months 16 days
Member for Cobar 03 Mar 1917 18 Apr 1918 1 year 1 month 16 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP), Vice President. Member of the central executive in 1913
Community Activity
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
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
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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