Biography

Birth date: 19 August 1882
Death date: 1956
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • 93rd Infantry
  • 12th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of embarkation: 20 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Hobart

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Brevet Major

  • Unit: 93rd Infantry
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Bar to Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

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

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : French Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, Fifth Class

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

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

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Bar to Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : French Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, Fifth Class

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Photograph

C00480

Group portrait of officers from the 12th Battalion Headquarters. In the front row, left to right, are: unidentified lieutenant; unidentified captain; Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hazell Elliott DSO and Bar; two unidentified lieutenants.

C00480

P05554.001

Group portrait entitled 'AIF Originals - The Tasmanian Quota of the First Australian Division, AIF, sailed on October 20th, 1914, in the transports Geelong and Katuna', 'Group taken on the occasion of the Eighteenth Reunion, held at Hobart 23 October 1942'. Identified, left to right, back row:...

P05554.001

E01785

Group portrait of officers of the 12th Battalion. From left to right, back row: Lieutenant (Lt) Percival Francis Reed MC (killed in action 24 April 1918); Lt Arthur Dunlop Andersen; Lt Eustace Ernest Terry MM (killed in action 25 August 1918); Lt Arthur Luke Davey MC MM; Lt Roger Britten Good MC;...

E01785

A03886

The first parade in uniform of the 12th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade at Pontville in Tasmania. Colonel (Col) Clarke DSO VD, Commanding Officer; Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) S Hawley, second in charge; Lieutenant (Lt) J Northcott, Adjutant; Captain (Capt) Elliott, Capt Hilmer Smith, Capt Lane...

A03886

A03887

Group portrait of Officers of the 12th Battalion at Pontville, Tasmania. Identified left to right, back row: Lieutenant (Lt) J A Foster; Lt MacPherson; Lt Rafferty; unidentified; Lt N D Fethers. Middle row: The names of twelve men have been supplied for this row but only 10 men in photograph. Lt...

A03887

Private Record

Timeline

Date of birth 1882-08-19
Date promoted 1914-08-24 Appointed Captain.
Other units 1914-08-24 12 Battalion.
Date of embarkation 1914-10-20
Date promoted 1915-01-01 Appointed Major
Other units 1915-09-19 Commanding Officer 12 Battalion.
Date promoted 1915-10-08 Appointed Temporary Lieutenant Colonel.
Date promoted 1916-03-01 Appointed Lieutenant Colonel.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-10-06
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-04-20
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-30
Other units 1918-01-23 - 1918-02-24 Temporary Commanding Officer 3 Infantry Brigade.
Other units 1918-02-25 Rejoined 12 Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-08
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-11
Date returned to Australia 1918-06-01
Other units 1919-06-01 Officer Commanding Troops 'Somali'.
Other 1919-08-13 AIF appointment terminated.
Date of death 1956