Private Charles William Sturdy Tate

Service number 4606
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Marrickville
Death Date 1916-07-24
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 54th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 54th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Charles William Sturdy Tate (4606, 54th Battalion) was born in Marrickville, NSW, and was apprenticed to a lithographist when he enlisted in August 1915. Charles was reported missing during the battle of Fromelles, 19-20 July 1916. In August, it was reported that Charles had died of wounds on 24 July 1916 while a prisoner of war in Germany. He is buried in the Douai Communal Cemetery, Douai, France. Charles’ mother later wrote that he was 17 years and 6 months of age at the time of his death.



Date of enlistment 16 August 1915
Date of embarkation 16 February 1916
Date of death 24 July 1916
Date of fate 24 July 1916