Lieutenant Colonel Charles Frederick Assheton

Service number NX379, NX3797
Birth Date 21 September 1901
Birth Place Australia: Western Australia, Kalgoorlie
Death Date 09 February 1942
Death Place Malaya
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Army
Units
Places
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1946-08-01
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1946-09-12

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    2/20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    01 August 1946 on page 3922 at position 6
    Commonwealth Gazette
    12 September 1946 on page 2475 at position 71
  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    2/20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel

Timeline

Date of birth 21 September 1901 Kalgoorlie, WA.
Date commissioned 03 December 1927
Other units 03 December 1927 Lieutenant, 9th Field Company Royal Australian Engineers.
Other units 16 November 1928 6th Light Horse Regiment.
Other units 27 September 1932 7th Light Horse Regiment.
Other units 02 January 1934 33/41th Battalion.
Date promoted 12 March 1935 Appointed captain.
Date promoted 06 April 1939 Appointed major.
Other 28 October 1939 Course No 12 Commanding Officers (Sydney).
Other units 1939-12-16 - 1940-05-01 Temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 33rd Battalion.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 18 March 1940 Enlisted 2nd AIF.
Other units 01 May 1940 Seconded as a major 2/13th Battalion.
Other units 15 July 1940 2nd in Command 2/18th Battalion.
Other 18 February 1941 Arrived Sinapore.
Other units 1941-08-04 - 1942-02-09 Acting lieutenant colonel and commanding officer 2/20th Battalion.
Date promoted 14 November 1941 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Date of death 09 February 1942 Died of wounds in Malaya.