No.V17330 Charles William Tyzack Jnr
Charles William Tyzack was 23 when he enlisted in the AIF in January 1916. He was born in Rupanyup, around 290 kilometres north west of Melbourne. At the time of enlistment, he was single and worked as a clerk. His enlistment papers tell us that he was almost 5’4” in height, had a fair complexion, blue eyes and fair hair.
His father, also Charles William Tyzack, was already forging a name for himself in the fledgling community of Werribee – then with a population of around 3,000.
He had bought a draper’s shop on Watton Street in 1902, and he and his wife became involved in numerous community activities and committees.
Charles William junior’s military service was short-lived. Following enlistment and basic training he was transferred to a clerical role in the pay office. There, it was discovered he had complications arising from pre-war abdominal surgery. He was medically discharged in May 1916.
His parents continued to make a contribution to Werribee throughout their lives. Mrs Tyzack died in 1930, while Mr Tyzack senior died at the age of 83 in March 1950. His obituary in the Werribee Shire Banner, 16 March 1950, p.2 noted that he still operated his drapery business well into his 80th year.
Post-war, Charles William Jnr. worked for the Betting Tax Office and was well-known within the racing industry in Victoria.
He died on 8 May 1955 at his residence in Caulfield. The Argus, 10 May 1955, p.13.
Medals and Entitlements:
- Nil awarded
Service record: NAA: B2455, TYZACK CHARLES WILLIAM