The AIF Project

Charles Harold PETERS

Place of birthClifton Hill Victoria
OccupationManaging bookseller
AddressMilton, Cape Street, Heidelberg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Charles T Peters, 115 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park, Victoria
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Work at Armentieres on night of 31 December 1916 and 1 January 1917.
Recommendation date: 2 January 1917

Bar to Military Cross

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led a patrol against the enemy trench, having personally reconnoitred the line of advance on two previous nights. Later, he led a relief party, under heavy fire, and succeeded in bringing in a wounded man.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Bar to Military Cross

'Near Bony, from 29th September to 2nd October 1918, he was in command of a company, which he led across country swept by heavy machine gun and shell fire, and which mopped up two enemy trenches. Later, with an additional company, he mopped up the Hindenburg line of his company's frontage, finally consolidating on the St. Quentin Canal Tunnel. Throughout he showed great gallantry and able leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, Bar to Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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