Biography

Birth date: 04 September 1873
Birth place: Australia: Queensland, Ipswich
Death date: 31 July 1961
Final rank: Major General
Service number: First World War, 1914-1918
91 - South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Units:
  • Brigade Headquarters
  • Staff
  • Administrative and Instructional Staff
  • 4th Australian Division
  • 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 4th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry
  • 7th Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rolls and Awards

Pre First World War Conflicts Nominal Rolls

  • Rank: Captain
  • Unit: 7th Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse
  • Conflict: South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

Pre First World War Conflicts Nominal Rolls

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry
  • Conflict: South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Major
  • Date of embarkation: 21 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Adelaide

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Brevet Colonel

  • Unit: Administrative and Instructional Staff
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 4th Australian Division
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 4th Australian Division
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

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

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

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

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

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

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

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

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

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

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

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

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Officer of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

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

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

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

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

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

Honours and Awards : Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: Staff
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Order of the Bath

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Staff
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Staff
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Staff
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Staff
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Staff
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Photograph

P01580.003

INDIA. 1910-12. GRAND REVIEW CEREMONY INVOLVING 1200 TROOPS AS GENERAL SIR JAMES WOLFE MURRAY AND STAFF, INCLUDING CAPTAIN CHARLES HENRY BRAND, MEET THE GERMAN CROWN PRINCE. (ORIGINAL HOUSED IN AWM ARCHIVE STORE)

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P01580.004

INDIA. 1910-12. MOUNTED MEMBERS OF THE INDIAN IMPERIAL SERVICE LANCERS MARCH PAST AS PART OF A GRAND REVIEW CEREMONY INVOLVING 1200 TROOPS. THE CEREMONY WAS IN HONOUR OF THE VISIT OF THE GERMAN CROWN PRINCE. GENERAL SIR JAMES WOLFE MURRAY AND STAFF, INCLUDING CAPTAIN CHARLES HENRY BRAND, ALSO...

P01580.004

P01580.006

JALNA, INDIA. 1910. LOOKING INTO THE TENT OF CAPTAIN CHARLES HENRY BRAND, STAFF CAPTAIN TO 9TH INDIAN CAVALRY BRIGADE. AN INDIAN STANDS IN FRONT OF THE TENT WITH BRAND'S CAP AND SWORD. (ORIGINAL HOUSED IN AWM ARCHIVE STORE)

P01580.006

P01580.011

SOUTH AUSTRALIA. 1912. OUTSIDE TENT LINES, LEFT TO RIGHT: SERGEANT MAJOR WILLIAM HOLMES; SIR RONALD MUNRO FERGUSON, GOVERNOR GENERAL; SIR HENRY GALWAY, GOVERNOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA; COLONEL IRVING, COMMANDANT SOUTH AUSTRALIA; COLONEL G. H. DEAN; COLONEL S. PRICE WEIR, COMMANDING OFFICER 10TH INFANTRY...

P01580.011

P01580.019

BRISBANE, QLD. 1901-06. STUDIO PORTRAIT OF LIEUTENANT CHARLES HENRY BRAND. NOTE THE BLACK ARM BAND IN MEMORY OF THE LATE QUEEN VICTORIA. (ORIGINAL HOUSED IN AWM ARCHIVE STORE)

P01580.019

P01580.020

TRANSVAAL, SOUTH AFRICA. 1901. STUDIO PORTRAIT OF LIEUTENANT CHARLES HENRY BRAND, 3RD QUEENSLAND (MOUNTED INFANTRY) CONTINGENT. NOTE THE BLACK ARM BAND IN MEMORY OF THE LATE QUEEN VICTORIA. (ORIGINAL HOUSED IN AWM ARCHIVE STORE)

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P01580.021

BRISBANE, QLD. 1902-08. STUDIO PORTRAIT OF LIEUTENANT CHARLES HENRY BRAND. (ORIGINAL HOUSED IN AWM ARCHIVE STORE)

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P01580.022

LONDON, ENGLAND. 1917-10-17. STUDIO PORTRAIT OF COLONEL CHARLES HENRY BRAND, 4TH INFANTRY BRIGADE. (ORIGINAL HOUSED IN AWM ARCHIVE STORE)

P01580.022

P01580.023

MELBOURNE, VIC. 1940. STUDIO PORTRAIT OF MAJOR GENERAL CHARLES HENRY BRAND, SENATOR FOR VICTORIA. (ORIGINAL HOUSED IN AWM ARCHIVE STORE)

P01580.023

P01580.024

STUDIO PORTRAIT OF QUARTERMASTER GENERAL CHARLES HENRY BRAND, IN HIS UNIFORM AS AIDE-DE-CAMP TO THE KING. (ORIGINAL HOUSED IN AWM ARCHIVE STORE)

P01580.024

P01580.025

1908-05. PORTRAIT OF ARMY PARTICIPANTS IN A FIELD CRAFT INSTRUCTION COURSE INCLUDING LIEUTENANT CHARLES HENRY BRAND. THEY ARE PICTURED WITH A NUMBER OF PLANE TABLES USED IN SURVEY WORK. (ORIGINAL HOUSED IN AWM ARCHIVE STORE)

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P01580.026

C.1913. STUDIO PORTRAIT OF MAJOR CHARLES HENRY BRAND, ACTING COMMANDANT SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STAFF. (ORIGINAL HOUSED IN AWM ARCHIVE STORE)

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C.1910. STUDIO PORTRAIT OF CAPTAIN CHARLES HENRY BRAND, STAFF OFFICER INDIAN ARMY, ON EXCHANGE FROM THE INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF, MELBOURNE. (ORIGINAL HOUSED IN AWM ARCHIVE STORE)

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BRISBANE, QLD. 1897. GROUP PORTRAIT OF THE CADET CORPS, NORMAL SCHOOL (BRISBANE). LIEUTENANT CHARLES HENRY BRAND, TEACHER, IS SEATED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SECOND FRONT ROW AND J. D. LAVARACK (A LIEUTENANT-GENERAL IN WORLD WAR I) IS SECOND FROM HIS RIGHT. (ORIGINAL HOUSED IN AWM ARCHIVE STORE)

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TOOWOOMBA, QLD. 1897. GROUP PORTRAIT OF MEMBERS OF THE QUEENSLAND TEACHERS VOLUNTEER CORPS AT THEIR TOOWOOMBA CAMP. 7TH FROM THE RIGHT, BACK ROW, IS LIEUTENANT CHARLES HENRY BRAND. (ORIGINAL HOUSED IN AWM ARCHIVE STORE)

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MELBOURNE, VIC. C.1920. GROUP PORTRAIT OF MEMBERS OF THE 3RD INFANTRY BRIGADE ASSOCIATION, ON THE STEPS OF A BUILDING, PROBABLY ON THE OCCASION OF A REUNION. BRIGADIER GENERAL CHARLES HENRY BRAND IS STANDING FOURTH FROM THE LEFT IN THE SECOND FRONT ROW. (ORIGINAL HOUSED IN AWM ARCHIVE STORE)

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LAUNCESTON, TAS. C.1938. MAJOR GENERAL CHARLES HENRY BRAND TALKS WITH ALDERMAN H. C. L. BARBER, DEPUTY MAYOR OF LAUNCESTON. NOTE THE AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES RECRUITMENT POSTER IN THE BACKGROUND. (ORIGINAL HOUSED IN AWM ARCHIVE STORE)

P01580.032

A03083

Group portrait of senior officers of the Australian Imperial Force at Victoria Barracks. Identified from left to right in back row: to the front is Brigadier General (Brig Gen) Herbert William Lloyd (later Major General (Maj Gen)); to the back is Brig Gen Thomas Albert Blamey (later Field Marshal);...

A03083

Heraldry

Hard tack biscuit : Captain C H Brand, 7 Battalion Australian (Queensland) Commonwealth Horse

Hard tack army biscuit as supplied to Australian troops during the Boer War. The biscuit has been slightly singed on the back during the baking process.

REL/00911

Triangular blue and red signal flag used by 3 Brigade at Gallipoli : Private G B Carter, 10 Battalion, AIF

Triangular dark blue wool bunting signal flag with a large red dot in the centre. The flag is frayed at the tip and has several holes.

RELAWM00366

Technology

British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer Sword Scabbard : Major General C. H. Brand

Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer Sword Scabbard. Straight brown leather sword scabbard with a nickel plated chape, showing signs of surface rust, and a leather strap near the throat to attach to the frog.

RELAWM16119.004

Digitised Collection

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 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, 10 September - 3 October 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 10 September 1918 to 3 October 1918 and includes documents relating to the Epehy and Beaurevoir actions as well as plans for a restructuring...

RCDIG0000637

Transcript of diary of Ben William Champion, 1915-1918

Transcript of diary relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Ben William Champion, 1st Infantry Battalion. In this diary, kept between 11 May 1915 and August 1918, Champion describes life on board his troop ship, the conduct of a burial at sea, the daily military routine in camp in...

RCDIG0000977

Diary of John Henry Llewellyn Turnbull, 1915

Diary relating to the First World War service of 1433 Private John Henry Llewellyn Turnbull, 8th Battalion. This is the first of six detailed diaries transcribed by Turnbull after the war, and documents his embarkation and subsequent service at Gallipoli with the 8th Battalion. This diary was...

RCDIG0001106

Diary of John Henry Llewellyn Turnbull, 1915-1916

Diary relating to the First World War service of 1433 Private John Henry Llewellyn Turnbull, 8th Battalion. This is the second of six detailed diaries transcribed by Turnbull after the war and documents his experiences in the years 1915 and 1916 originally written between 7 November 1915 and 26...

RCDIG0001107

Private Record

Brand, Charles Henry, CB, CMG, CVO, DSO, (Major General, b.1873 - d.1961)

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES. NOTES ON BRAND. LECTURES ON MECHANIZATION, STRATEGIC INTER RELATIONSHIP OF THE 3 FORCES, AND MILITARY OPERATIONS IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM. NOTES ON LEADERSHIP AND DISCIPLINE, THE GALLIPOLI LANDING, AND VARIOUS FRENCH OPERATIONS. NOTES FROM THE JUNIOR "Q" COURSE, SYDNEY, OCT 1932 Maker: Brand, Charles Henry

3DRL/2750

Brand, Charles Henry, CB, CMG, CVO, DSO (Major General, b: 1873 d: 1961)

Mixed papers (commissions, warrants, citations, orders, lectures, articles, letters to Major General Brand, newspaper cuttings), principally relating to his service in the 1st AIF, although some relate to South Africa, inter-war period, and 27th American Division. Maker: Brand, Charles Henry

PR00084

Timeline

Date of birth 1873-09-04
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1898-02-17 Commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Queensland Volunteer Infantry.
Other 1899 Enlisted as a Sergeant in the 3rd Queensland (Mounted Infantry) Contingent on the outbreak of war in South Africa.
Other units 1900-04-26 - 1901-05-25 Served with the Rhodesian Field Force.
Date promoted 1900-06-25 Promoted to Lieutenant.
Other units 1900-07-01 - 1901-03-31 Served in the Transvaal, Orange Free State and Cape Colony.
Date returned to Australia 1901-06
Other 1902-05 Volunteered for a second tour and appointed Captain in Command of a squadron in the 7th Commonwealth Light Horse. Peace was declared before the unit reached South Africa.
Other 1902-09-01 - 1905-11-30 Served as Adjutant.
Date promoted 1903-03-27 Promoted to Captain in the Queensoland Volunteer Infantry.
Other 1905 Joined the Permanant Forces as a Lieutenant and joined the Administrative and Instructional Corps in Melbourne.
Date promoted 1909-07 Promoted to Captain.
Other 1914-08-15 Joined the AIF and was selected as brigade major of the 3rd Infantry Brigade.
Date of embarkation 1914-10-21 Embarked for Egypt on board the Orvieto.
Date of embarkation 1914-10-21
Date of recommendation honour or award 1915
Other units 1915-05-16 Assumed temporary command of the 3rd Infantry Battalion.
Other units 1915-05-20 Transferred to the 8th Infantry Battalion.
Date wounded 1915-05-21
Date of honour or award 1915-06-02 Awarded the Distringuished Service Order (DSO). He was the first Australian to receive one for the Gallipoli campaign.
Date promoted 1915-07-14 Appointed to Lieutenant Colonel and took over command of the 8th Battalion.
Other units 1916-06-06 - 1916-06-27 Acting Commander of the 6th Infantry Brigade.
Date promoted 1916-07-10 Promoted to Colonel and temporary Brigadier General and took command of the 4th Infantry Brigade.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-10-10
Date promoted 1916-12-01 Promoted to brevet Lieutenant Colonel in the AMF.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-03-08
Date wounded 1917-07-06
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-20
Date promoted 1917-09-24 Promoted to brevet Colonel in the AMF.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-09
Other units 1918-07-09 - 1918-07-25 Acting commander of the 4th Division.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-30
Date of honour or award 1918-10 Invested with the Companion of the Bath (CB), Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG) and Distinguished Service Order (DSO) at Buckingham Palace. For his services he was Mentioned in Despatches eight times.
Date returned to Australia 1918-10-05 Left the 4th Brigade to return to Australia on Anzac Leave.
Other 1918-12-21 Arrived in Australia.
Other 1919 - 1920 Commandant of the 3rd Military District (Victoria).
Other 1919-02-21 AIF appointment terminated.
Date promoted 1920-04-01 Confirmed in the rank of Brigadier General.
Other 1921 - 1925 Base Commandant of the 2nd Military District (New South Wales).
Other 1926 Became 2nd Chief of the General Staff (CGS) and a member of the Military Board.
Other 1928 - 1933 Quartermaster General.
Other 1933 Retired with the rank of Major General.
Date of death 1961-07-31 Cremated with full military honours.