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Charles Duncan MONTEATH

ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationAccountant
AddressHillstone, Hardgraves Road, West End, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jean Monteath, Shakespeare Grove, Hawthorn, Victoria
Enlistment date21 May 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name25th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


'Conspicuous ability in leardership and personal gallantry at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 31 July 1916

FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led two consecutive night attacks on an enemy strong point, and succedded in driving the enemy out of his position. He then held on with a few men for an hour until support arrived.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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