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Charles Harvey Stewart POLE

Regimental number227
Date of birth--/03/1886
Place of birthLerwick Shetland Islands
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Joseph Lewis Pole, 5 Albany Street, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name44th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF44
Promotion date: 5 March 1917


Unit: INF44
Promotion date: 10 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry when in charge of a platoon during an attack. He led a party and successfully attacked a strong enemy post. capturing sixty one prisoners. four machine guns, and a minesweeper. By his courage and promptitude he cleared up a difficult situation. Later in the fight he rushed a machine gun, killing two of the crew with his revolver and capturing the gun. He did splendidly.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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