Biography

Birth date: 12 February 1875
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Berrima
Death date: 11 May 1954
Death place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Final rank: Major General
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • Headquarters 9th Brigade
  • General List
  • Australian Field Artillery
  • Divisional Artillery
  • 2nd Australian Division
  • 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Date of embarkation: 25 September 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Brisbane

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: Australian Field Artillery
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: Australian Field Artillery
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Brevet Colonel

  • Unit: Australian Field Artillery
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: Australian Field Artillery
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Division
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Division
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Australian Field Artillery
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: Australian Field Artillery
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: Headquarters 9th Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: Divisional Artillery
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: Divisional Artillery
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Italian Officer of the Order of St Maurice and St Lazarus

  • Unit: Australian Field Artillery
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: Australian Field Artillery
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Division
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: General List
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: General List
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Companion of the Order of the Bath

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: General List
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

  • Unit: General List
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: General List
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Australian Field Artillery
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : French Croix de Guerre

  • Unit: General List
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: General List
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: General List
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Belgian Croix de Guerre

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Division
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: General List
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : French Officer of the Legion of Honour, Fourth Class

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Division
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Australian Field Artillery
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Private Record

Rosenthal, Sir Charles (Major General, b.1875 - d.1954)

Collection relating to the First World War service of Major General Charles Rosenthal, KCB, CMG, DSO, VD, 4 Division Artillery, 2 Division, AIF. Mixed collection of personal papers, official records and maps related to Maj Gen Rosenthal's pre 1914 military service, appointment and promotion in the... Maker: Commonwealth of Australia

PR90/129

Australian National Defence League, NSW Division

Papers of the Australian National Defence League (N.S.W. Division) documenting the lobby group's organisation, membership, activities and influence from its creation in 1905 to its collapse in 1938. Includes three registers of subscriptions paid by members; five volumes of minutes of meetings... Maker:

2DRL/1098

Marks, Alexander Hammett, CBE, DSO (Colonel, b.1880 - d.1954)

Collection relating to the service of Colonel Alexander Hammett Marks, CBE, DSO, Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, Egypt, Gallipoli, 1914-1915. Collection consists of a typed narrative based on an interview with Colonel Marks regarding 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade (1914-1915). [Date... Maker: Marks, Alexander Hammett

1DRL/0480

Art

Record of Australia's voluntary effort in the Great War (A.I.F.) Aug. 4th. 1914 to June 28th. 1919

A commemorative colour poster published c.1920 as a record of Australia's voluntary effort in the Great War. The composition is similar to that of an Honour Roll and features in the top centre a depiction of the rising sun badge within a wreath. A framed portrait of King George IV is positioned...

ARTV06073

Major General Sir Charles Rosenthal

A portrait of Major General Sir Charles Rosenthal, KCB, CMG, DSO, MID, General Commanding the 2 Division Australian Imperial Forces on the Western Front and the Third 1st Australian Imperial Force, 3rd Australian Division, Australian Corps.

ART02988

Somme 1 May 1918 [cloth covered sketchbook containing 16 sketches]

Artists sketchbook covering the campaign in the Somme Valley, May 1918. The sketchbook comprises 21 pages, two loose sheets, and two blank pages, with 16 drawings of landscapes, and depictions of a review of the 2nd Division for General Sir Charles Rosenthal. Notes on the inside cover and sketches...

ART93169

Film

Anzac Day March, Sydney, 1938

A Fox Movietone newsreel covering the 1938 Anzac Day March at Sydney. New Zealand contingent arrives. Marches led by a Vanguard of Victoria Cross winners. March ends at the Domain for the commemoration service.

F00174

Sydney Cenotaph at Anzac Day 1929

Sydney Cenotaph Anzac Day 1929. The NSW Premier Mr Balwin unveils the figures that complete the Sydney Cenotaph. Sir John Monash is present at the ceremony. Officer commanding the march Brigadier General H Gordon Bennett and Commander Boyd HMAS Canberra. Others present include state secretary...

F00138

Photograph

G00935

Shell Green, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. 3 May 1915. Colonel Rosenthal's guns were located near this point at Anzac.

G00935

G00936

Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. 1915. One of the Anzac trenches, reinforced with sandbags and an enemy trench in the distance. One gun of Colonel Rosenthal's mixed Battery (7 and 9) was actually fired from the firing line.408

G00936

J00678

Portrait of Brigadier-General (BG) Sir Charles Rosenthal, KCB, CMG, DSO, OC, LH, GOC 2nd Division, on the footpath in front of an armed services window display, London. BG Rosenthal, was awarded the following honours- 27 January 1916 Companion of the Order of the Bath; on 4 October 1917 Companion...

J00678

J06134

A GUN POSITION OF THE HUGHES BATTERY IN THE FRONT LINE AT ANZAC, ON 1915-04-30. PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS MAJOR HUGHES AT THE RANGE FINDER AND GENERAL ROSENTHAL WITH FIELD-GLASSES. (DONATED BY MR. T.J. RICHARDS, M.C.)

J06134

P00117.026

PORT MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 1914-10-04. ON THE PIER AT PORT MELBOURNE AFTER CHURCH PARADE. THE HMT (A15) STAR OF ENGLAND IS IN THE BACKGROUND. THE GROUP CENTRE FRONT CONSISTS OF COLONEL ROSENTHAL AND THE MOST REVEREND THOMAS JOSEPH CARR DD RC, ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE, AND MRS CARR GOING ON BOARD HMT...

P00117.026

P00117.045

RED SEA, EN ROUTE TO EGYPT, LATE 1914. SHIP'S OFFICERS AND OFFICERS OF 7TH BATTERY, 3RD AUSTRALIAN FIELD ARTILLERY BRIGADE AIF ON BOARD HMT (A22) RANGATIRA. REAR ROW (L TO R) 4TH MATE, LIEUTENANT S. F. HODGENS, CAPTAIN MAGEE, 2ND MATE, LIEUTENANT W.J. U. URQUHART, THIRD ROW, CAPTAIN G. C....

P00117.045

P00821.004

OFF LEMNOS ISLAND, 1915-04-24. COLONEL ROSENTHAL SPEAKING TO 7TH BATTERY, 3 BRIGADE ARTILLERY COLUMN, ABOARD SHIP JUST BEFORE LEAVING LEMNOS ISLAND FOR THE DARDANELLES AND THE GALLIPOLI LANDING. (DONOR: P. SMITH, ESTATE OF R.C.N. SMITH)

P00821.004

Digitised Collection

Personal Files Book 12, 1 March - 29 April 1916

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 12, covers 1 March 1916 to 29 April 1916 and includes documents relating to troop training, specifically on machine guns and grenades, a booklet...

RCDIG0000610

Personal Files Book 16, 1 August - 3 September 1917

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 16, covers 1 August 1917 to 3 September 1917 and includes documents relating to a number of small offensives fought during Passchendaele. The documents...

RCDIG0000622

Personal Files Book 16, 9 October - 31 October 1917

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 16, covers 9 October 1917 to 31 October 1917 and includes documents relating to the First and Second battles at Passchendaele, fought on the 9 October and...

RCDIG0000624

Personal Files Book 17, 1 November 1917 - 13 January 1918

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 17, covers 1 November 1917 to 13 January 1918 and includes orders, operation documents and plans relating to the third phase of fighting at Ypres. It...

RCDIG0000625

Personal Files Book 17, 14 January - 11 February 1918

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 17, covers 14 January 1918 to 11 February 1918 and includes correspondence between Monash and Brigadier General Goddard relating to the return of Captain...

RCDIG0000626

Personal Files Book 17, 11 February - 18 March 1918

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 17, covers 11 February 1918 to 18 March 1918 and includes documents relating to a number of raids carried out in February and March. In particular, it...

RCDIG0000627

Personal Files Book 18, 28 March - 20 April 1918

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 18, covers 28 March 1918 to 20 April 1918 and includes correspondence regarding the defensive action at Morlancourt, statements supporting Sergeant...

RCDIG0000628

Personal Files Book 18, 21 April - 8 May 1918

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 18, covers 21 April 1918 to 8 May 1918 and includes an account of the death of Manfred Albrecht von Richthofen (the Red Baron) drawn from eyewitness...

RCDIG0000629

Personal Files Book 18, 8 May - 25 May 1918

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 18, covers 8 May 1918 to 25 May 1918 and includes correspondence regarding damage to civilian property in France by Australian personnel, a translated...

RCDIG0000630

Personal Files Book 19, 7 July - 30 July 1918

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Australian Corps. This file, originally part of Book 19, covers 7 July 1918 and 30 July 1918, contain documents relating to the Battle of Amiens, commencing on 8 August 1918. The file also holds a report...

RCDIG0000634

Personal Files Book 20, 31 July - 15 August 1918

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Australian Corps. This file, originally part of Book 20, covers 31 July to 15 August 1918 and includes documents and messages relating to the Battle of Amiens. It includes a detailed outline and plan for...

RCDIG0000635

Personal Files Book 21, 3 October - 24 November 1918

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Australian Corps. This file, originally part of Book 21, covers 3 October 1918 to 24 November 1918 and includes ephemera and documents related to the end of the war and the demobilisation of troops. It...

RCDIG0000638

Personal Files Book 23, 1 June - 23 September 1919

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Repatriation and Demobilisation, AIF. This file, originally part of Book 23, covers 1 June 1919 to 23 September 1919 and includes documents on the arrangement of the demobilisation from England and Egypt,...

RCDIG0000643

Series 2: Correspondence to and from Henry Arthur Goddard

This series includes official and personal correspondence relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General Henry Arthur Henry Goddard. This series contains: Official Correspondence, 1915-1919; Personal Correspondence, 1917-1955.

RCDIG0000652

Sub Series 2: Personal Correspondence to and from Henry Arthur Goddard

This sub series consists of letters of a personal nature received and sent by Brigadier General Henry Arthur Goddard during the years 1917 and 1955. This includes letters sent by Goddard's son during 1917 and numerous letters from soldiers of the 9th Infantry Brigade congratulating their...

RCDIG0000654

Series 3: Unit Records collected by Henry Arthur Goddard

This series consists of records relating to the First World War service of Berigadier General Henry Arthur Goddard. It conatins service records for the 17th Battalion, 35th Battalion and the 9th Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force. The records include army correspondence books kept by...

RCDIG0000655

Sub-series 2: 35th Battalion (1916-1918)

Army correspondence books, official messages and miscellaneous material relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General Henry Arthur Goddard, 35th Battalion. The army books and correspondence were used by Brigadier General Goddard between 1916 and 1919, whilst in command of the 35th...

RCDIG0000657

Sub-series 3: 9th Infantry Brigade (1916-1918)

Correspondence material relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General Henry Arthur Goddard, 9th Brigade. The messages and other correspondence were kept by Brigadier General Goddard between 1917 and 1919, and relate to his time as commanding officer of the 9th Infantry Brigade in...

RCDIG0000658

Series 4: Unit histories collected by Henry Arthur Goddard

Collection of Battalion histories and other papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General Henry Arthur Goddard, 9th Infantry Brigade. The first series consists of a pocket leather notebook containing officer lists, casualty lists and the names of relatives of officers killed...

RCDIG0000659

Sub-Series 2: Brigade Histories

Collection of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General Henry Arthur Goddard, 9th Brigade. This series comprises of a narrative history of the 9th Brigade, 'Chain of Events: History of the 9th Australian Infantry Brigade Group', war diaries relating to the 9th Brigade...

RCDIG0000661

Personal correspondence received by Henry Arthur Goddard

Personal correspondence relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General Henry Arthur Goddard. This file includes letters from Brigadier General Goddard's family, friends and fellow soldiers. This file contains: Letter from Leo [son] to Father [Goddard], 27 May 1917; Letter from Leo...

RCDIG0000788

Army Correspondence Book of Henry Arthur Goddard, 1917-1918

Army Book 152 relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General Henry Arthur Goddard, 35th Battalion. This correspondence book, titled 'Correspondence 4', was used by Brigadier General Goddard between 31 October 1917 and 30 January 1918. It contains correspondence on promotions, the...

RCDIG0000799

Miscellaneous papers of the 35th Battalion compiled by Henry Arthur Goddard, 1916-1918

Folder of miscellaneous papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General Henry Arthur Goddard, 35th Battalion. The papers relate to the recommendation, commission and provision of honours of members of the 35th Battalion and were compiled by Brigadier General Goddard between 20...

RCDIG0000803

Papers of the 9th Infantry Brigade compiled by Henry Arthur Goddard

Papers of the 9th Infantry Brigade relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General Henry Arthur Goddard. File contains: Proceedings of a court and Inquiry, in the field, 21 December 1917; Letter from John Monash to Lieutenant Colonel Goddard, 8 April 1917; Transcript of General...

RCDIG0000806

9th Brigade War Diary as complied by Henry Arthur Goddard

9th Brigade War Diaries relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General Henry Arthur Goddard, 9th Brigade Australian Imperial Force. The War Diaries cover the actions, operations and casualties suffered by the Battalions of the 9th Brigade from 1917 until late 1918. Included in these...

RCDIG0000809

Technology

British Royal Artillery Officer's Sword and Scabbard : General Sir Charles Rosenthal

British Artillery Officer's sword and scabbard. Nickel plated steel three bar hilt and back strap with a silver wire bound fishskin grip. A brown leather sword knot is attached to the slot on the hilt near the pommel. The slightly curved blade has a single fuller to each side to within 11.5 inches...

REL/19309.001

British Pattern 1827 Rifle Officer's Sword and Scabbard : General Sir Charles Rosenthal

British Pattern 1827 Rifle Officer's sword and scabbard. The hilt has a steel Pattern 1827 three bar half basket guard with a crown over a stringed bugle cartouche badge and a brass wire bound fishskin grip. A black sword knot is attached to the guard. The slightly curved Pattern 1845 blade has a...

REL/19310

British Pattern 1831 General Officer's Sword and Scabbard : General Sir Charles Rosenthal

British Pattern 1831 General Officer's Dress Sword and Scabbard. The gilded hilt is the mameluke style with a crossed baton and sword within a wreath on both sides of the cross guard. The ivory grips are fitted to the tang by two rose pattern gilt rivets and a gold and red sword knot is attached to...

REL/19311

Sound

An address by Major-General Sir Charles Rosenthal regarding the lack of artillery support at the landing at Gallipoli, 1915

This address was recorded for the Australian War Memorial as part of a program to record distinguished leaders of the war, 1914-18. Participants were invited to write a script of 800 words length, addressing a particularly memorable experience of their war service. The word limit was set because...

S00021

Heraldry

Mounted skin of a swamp hen : HMAS Waterhen

Mounted skin of a swamp hen (porphyria porphyria), also known as a purple or Macquarie water hen. The bird is contained in a glass case with wooden edges and base. An engraved silver plate at the front base of the case reads, 'PRESENTED/ TO H.M.A.S. WATERHEN/ BY/ MAJ. GENERAL/ SIR CHAS. ROSENTHAL....

RELAWM30800.001

Damaged tunic : Lieutenant Colonel C Rosenthal, 3 Field Artillery Brigade, AIF

Khaki coloured cotton twill weave jacket. The jacket is constructed from two panels seamed at the centre back. The panels are darted and shaped at the sides and shoulders to form the two fronts. The tunic has a front four leather button closure. Similar smaller leather buttons secure the lower...

RELAWM01102

Timeline

Date of birth 1875-02-12
Date of embarkation 1914-09-25
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-02-06
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-03
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-04
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-21
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-27
Date of death 1954-05-11