Biography

Birth date: 27 January 1880
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Kew
Death date: 09 February 1966
Death place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Final rank: Temporary Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • 56th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 57th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 60th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Date of embarkation: 25 June 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Honour

  • Unit: 60th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 56th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 56th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 60th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 56th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Unit: 57th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 56th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Military Cross

  • Unit: 56th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 56th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 56th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Photograph

C01871

Group portrait of officers of the 60th Battalion. Identified left to right (back row): Lieutenant (Lt) Sydney James Duckmanton; Lt Charles Hamilton; Captain (Capt) Charles Hartley Roberts, who was killed in action on 29 September 1918; Lt Leonard Roberts Stillman; Lt John Hart Steel. Third row: Lt...

C01871

Timeline

Date of birth 1880-01-27
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1915-04-23 Appointed 2nd lieutenant in the 6th Reinforcements, 5th Battalion.
Date promoted 1915-06-01 Appointed lieutenant.
Date of embarkation 1915-06-25
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916
Other units 1916-02-17 57th Battalion.
Date promoted 1916-04-14 Appointed captain.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-08-03
Other units 1916-08-19 60th Battalion.
Date promoted 1916-09-23 Appointed major.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-10-12
Other units 1917-08-29 60th Battalion.
Other units 1917-09-19 5th Division Headquarters as liaison officer.
Other units 1918-04-25 Temporary Commanding Officer of the 56th Battalion.
Date promoted 1918-04-25 - 1918-08-04 Appointed temporary lieutenant colonel.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-20
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-22
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-25
Other 1919-11-03 AIF appointment terminated.
Date of death 1966-02-09