Date of birth14 March 1894
OccupationSolicitor's articled clerk
AddressHigh Street, Lambton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mr Charlton, High Street, Lambton, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name30th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion


Unit: 29th Battalion
Promotion date: 14 October 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'Splendid powers of organisation and great personal bravery, rendering splendid service.'
Recommendation date: 25 September 1917

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a party burying cables in a forward area. He showed splendid powers of organization and courage in leading his men to their work under heavy shell fire, and encouraging them at their task in the face of great difficulties. It was largely due to his efforts that the work was completed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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