Major Charles John Geard

Service number TX2013
Birth Date 08 June 1910
Birth Place Australia: Tasmania, New Norfolk
Death Date 31 May 1991
Final Rank Major
Place New Norfolk
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945


Date of birth 08 June 1910 New Norfolk, TAS.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 08 January 1935 Appointed lieutenant 40th Battalion.
Date promoted 25 October 1938 Appointed captain.
Other units 13 October 1939 Seconded as captain to 2/12th Battalion and enlisted in the Second Australian Infantry.
Other 1940-01-08 - 1940-01-26 Attended a company commander course at the Command and Staff School.
Other 17 June 1940 Arrived in Scotland.
Other 31 December 1940 Arrived in the Middle East from United Kingdom.
Date promoted 15 August 1941 Appointed major.
Other 1941-11-12 - 1941-11-29 Attended a course at the Combined Training Centre.
Other 1941-12-29 - 1942-02-12 Attended a course at the Middle East Tactical School.
Date returned to Australia 23 May 1942 South Australia, Lines of Communication.
Other units 05 January 1943 Appointed temporary lieutenant colonel and temporary commanding officer 2/10th Battalion.
Date returned to Australia 12 March 1943 Returned to Cairns.
Other 1943-04-10 - 1943-07-05 Ill with Malaria.
Other 30 April 1943 Appointment as commanding officer of 2/10th Battalion confirmed.
Other 12 August 1943 Arrived in Moresby.
Date returned to Australia 08 May 1944 Returned to Townsville from Milne Bay.
Other 08 August 1944 Relinquished command of 2/10th Battalion, Geard was removed from command by Brigadier Chilton.
Other units 1944-08-08 - 1944-09-29 Commanding officer New South Wales Lines of Communication Area, Recruit Reception and General Duties Depot.
Other 14 August 1944 Ill with Malaria.
Date of discharge 14 October 1944 Transferred to the Reserve of Officers.
Date of death 31 May 1991