Lieutenant Colonel Charles Melbourne Johnston

Ranks Held Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel, Major, Second Lieutenant
Birth Date 12 May 1892
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Death Date 10 April 1941
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Place Melbourne
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1917-06-01
Published in London Gazette in 1919-07-11
Published in London Gazette in 1917-12-28
Published in London Gazette in 1917-06-04
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-30
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-04-18
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-10-04
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-10-04

Rolls

Timeline

Date of birth 12 May 1892
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 27 December 1914
Date promoted 14 April 1915 Appointed second lieutenant.
Date of embarkation 16 April 1915
Date of enlistment 16 April 1915
Date promoted 16 April 1915 Appointed lieutenant.
Other units 31 May 1915 15th Battalion.
Other units 01 September 1915 Commanded C Company, 15th Battalion.
Date promoted 20 January 1916 Appointed captain.
Date promoted 10 July 1916 Appointed major.
Date of recommendation honour or award 06 February 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 01 March 1917
Date of honour or award 01 June 1917 Mention in Despatches.
Date of honour or award 04 June 1917 Distinguished Service Order.
Date of recommendation honour or award 20 September 1917
Date of honour or award 28 December 1917 Mention in Despatches.
Other units 1918-02-01 - 1918-06-01 Commanding Officer of 14th Battalion.
Other units 1918-06-01 - 1918-09-02 Commanding Officer of 45th Battalion.
Date promoted 01 July 1918 Appointed temporary lieutenant colonel.
Other units 02 September 1918 Commanding Officer of 15th Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 09 October 1918
Date promoted 21 October 1918 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Date of recommendation honour or award 18 January 1919
Date returned to Australia 09 July 1919
Date of honour or award 11 July 1919 Mention in Despatches.
Date of death 10 April 1941