Biography

Birth date: 04 June 1872
Birth place: Australia: Victoria
Death date: 11 January 1923
Final rank: Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • General List
  • Aust Gen Base Depot
  • 38th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Date of embarkation: 20 June 1916
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

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

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

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Aust Gen Base Depot
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Commander of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: Aust Gen Base Depot
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Photograph

E01653

General (Gen) Sir W. R. Birdwood, presenting medals to Australians at a presentation parade at Canteen Corner, in the Messines Sector. Identified, left to right (foreground): Colonel Charles Herbert Davis DSO VD; Major Lutt, US Army (with back to camera); unidentified (partially obscured); Captain...

E01653

E01471

Group portrait of officers from the 38th Battalion. Left to right, back row: Lieutenant (Lt) John Charles Davis; Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Thomas Allen Ruben Rooke; Lt John Stanley Shilliday DCM; Lt Patrick Francis O'Collins; Lt John Faulkner Eason MC. Middle Row: Lt Ernest Potter; Lt Ernest John...

E01471

Private Record

Peters, Charles Harold, MC (Captain, b.1889 - d.1951)

Collection relating to the service of Captain Charles Harold Peters, MC, 38 Battalion, AIF, at sea, England, Western Front, 1916 - 1919. Collection consists of typed copies of various papers and letters, assembled under the title 'Some war records from June 1916 to Aug. 1919 by Captain Charles... Maker: Peters, Charles Harold

1DRL/0545

Digitised Collection

Personal Files Book 14, 10 February - 30 March 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 14, covers 10 February 1917 to 30 March 1917 and includes several drawings from 'Mary' to Monash, postcards from John Patrick McGlinn and Harold Pope to...

RCDIG0000618

Personal Files Book 15, 1 April - 10 May 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 15, covers 1 April 1917 to 10 May 1917 and includes a number of documents titled 'Magnum Opus', relating to the Messines Offensive of June 1917. These...

RCDIG0000619

Timeline

Date of birth 1872-06-04
Other units 1896 - 1916 Member of the Victorian Army and the CMF.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1916-02-10 Appointed to command the 38th Battalion with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Date of embarkation 1916-06-20
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-03-04
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-06
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918
Other units 1918-02-27 Assumed command of the Australian General Base Depot in France.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-06
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-06
Date promoted 1918-06-01 Appointed colonel.
Other units 1918-07-12 - 1918-09-21 Appointed commandant Australian General Base Depot France.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1919
Date returned to Australia 1919-08-22
Other 1919-11-27 AIF appointment terminated.
Date of death 1923-01-11