Charles Fredrick O’Malley, born 1910, and attested for service with the South African Engineer Corps on the 8th of September 1940, leaving behind a wife.
Arrived 3rd of October 1940 in Mombasa and was admitted to hospital in June 1941. It seems his condition did not improve, as he was admitted to hospital on several more occasions, it seems for treatment of internal Haemorrhoids.
O’Malley eventually was posted to the 48th Bitumen Company in 1942. He was also posted to 1st Battery, 8th Anti Aircraft Searchlight regiment, 51st AA Company SAAF, in addition to a variety of other units. O’Malley was apprehended by Civilian police at Seahurst on the 1st of April 1943. He also sees to have not operated easily within military life, contra’ing sections 19, 24A(1), and 11 of the military disciplinary code. He was discharged in July 1945.
This single is accompanied by scanned copies of his Service cards.