Able Seaman Charles Gustavus Carlson was an English sailor of the Royal Navy who was killed during the Second World War.

He was born in 1899, in Redruth, Cornwall, the son of Harold, a Swedish-born bacon curer, and Emily Carlson. He joined the Royal Navy during the First World War, serving on a number of vessels and attaining the rank of able seaman by 1939.

Carlson died two months into the Second World War, on 13 November 1939, when the minelaying cruiser HMS Adventure was heavily damaged by a mine in the Thames estuary. He was one of 23 sailors killed.

He is buried in Dartmouth (Longcross) Cemetery, Devon and was survived by his wife, Kathleen Bickford.

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