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Charles Arthur Pearson GOSTELOW

Date of birth25 April 1891
Address346 Newcastle Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ann Margaret Gostelow, Newcastle Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date30 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name11th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion


Unit: 11th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 July 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Work on 10 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 18 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Arthur Charles Gostelow on NR

Military Cross

'Near Lihons, on 10th August 1918, for conspicuous gallantry while in command of the support company. In the advance, owing to heavy casualties, a gap occurred between our righ flank and the right battalion. Realizing the danger of the situation he rushed the enemy post in the face of enemy machine gun fire, and captured the position at the point of the bayonet, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy and capturing five prisoners, while four field guns and eight machine guns were taken. Later in the day he took over command of the right company and handled a very dangerous and difficult position with great dash and skill.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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