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Charles Hazell ELLIOTT

Date of birth19 August 1882
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
AddressAMP Society, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinBrother, E A Elliott, Medical School, Sydney University, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name12th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion


Unit: 12th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


'Personal courage and leadership at critical time, enabling valuable services to be rendered. (Lagnicourt 15 April 1917).'
Recommendation date: 20 April 1917

Mention in Despatches

'Conspicuous service as Commanding Officer during period February-September 1917 showing clever organisation, bravery and untiring energy throughout.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Recommendation date: 30 September 1917

Companion of the Order of St.Michael and St.George

'Work from 22 September 1917 to 24 February 1918 especially during Ypres operations.'
Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

Legion d'Honneur

'Courage and skill in leadership during 1916 and 1917.'
Recommendation date: 11 March 1918

Companion of the Order of St.Michael and St.George

'Excellent services and powers of leadership during Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1918

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

DSO and Bar

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy attack. Although the enemy had penetrated our line and were within 500 yards of Battalion Headquarters, he took up a position with batmen, cooks, and signallers, and checked the enemy's advance, thus enabling the counter attacking to come forward and drive the enemy back. His action at a most cirtical time turned what might have been a defeat into a victory. The award of the DSO appeared in CG No. 103 of 1927.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Croix de Chevalier (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order and Bar, Croix de Chevalier (France), CMG, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. Commanded 12th Battalion, 1915-18.

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