Born at Devon, England, CoE. Enlisted 24 May 1916 age 39, teamster. Nok wife, Beatrice Annie Underdown of Trayning PO, WA, later at 32 Short St, Perth. Embarked at Fremantle 30 October 1916 per A16 Port Melbourne. Served in France 1917-1919. RTA June 1919 per Somali. Service medals: BWM and VM. The 1930 Post Office Directory lists Charles Underdown, grocer of Fairlight St, Cottesloe Beach. The Sunday Times 3 December 1933, reported that a utility truck driven by Charles Underdown of Buckland Hill collided with a car.