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Date of birth5 March 1882
Place of birthHappy Valley, nr Myrtleford, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressOvens Vale via Myrtleford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32.8
Height5' 10"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinBrother, T H Carthew, Ovens Vale via Mrytleford, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed at Trooper and afterwards as Lieutenant in 16th Australian Light Horse Regiment.
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A16 Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingWalker's Ridge, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 5), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas H and Margaret CARTHEW, 'Bondi Point', Nepean Road, Garden Vale, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 12277 Gunner James Holman CARTHEW MM, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 23 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Promoted Lieutenant, to date from 1 June 1915.

Reported missing, 7 August 1915.

Board of Enquiry, 16 August 1915, concluded: 'Killed in action, 7 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARTHEW Charles

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