The AIF Project

Charles Robert PINNEY

Regimental number550
Date of birth24 September 1884
Place of birthBenalla Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraughtsman
Address'Merrimu', Hudson Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs J.J. Pinney, 'Merrimu', Hudson Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Enlistment date24 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF6
Promotion date: 17 October 1915

Lieutenant


Unit: INF6
Promotion date: 10 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


'Work at Broodsceinde Ridge on 4 October 1917'
Recommendation date: "11 October 1917

Military Cross


'Coolness, courage and able leadership under hostile barrage, rendering valuable services.' (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 5 November 1917"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*given name is Charles Robert
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a company in an attack. Although the attacking platoon suffered severely on forming up, the position was taken without a hitch, and a counter attack dispersed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

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

Print format