TX2013 Major Charles John Geard

Date of birth1910-06-08 New Norfolk, TAS 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1935-01-08  Appointed lieutenant 40th Battalion. 
Date promoted  1938-10-25  Appointed captain. 
Other units  1939-10-13  Seconded as captain to 2/12th Battalion and enlisted in the Second Australian Infantry. 
Other  1940-01-08 - 1940-01-26  Attended a company commander course at the Command and Staff School. 
Other  1940-06-17  Arrived in Scotland. 
Other  1940-12-31  Arrived in the Middle East from United Kingdom. 
Date promoted  1941-08-15  Appointed major. 
Other  1941-11-12 - 1941-11-29  Attended a course at the Combined Training Centre. 
Other  1941-12-29 - 1942-02-12  Attended a course at the Middle East Tactical School. 
Date returned to Australia  1942-05-23  South Australia, Lines of Communication. 
Other units  1943-01-05  Appointed temporary lieutenant colonel and temporary commanding officer 2/10th Battalion. 
Date returned to Australia  1943-03-12  Returned to Cairns. 
Other  1943-04-10 - 1943-07-05  Ill with Malaria. 
Other  1943-04-30  Appointment as commanding officer of 2/10th Battalion confirmed. 
Other  1943-08-12  Arrived in Moresby. 
Date returned to Australia  1944-05-08  Returned to Townsville from Milne Bay. 
Other  1944-08-08  Relinquished command of 2/10th Battalion, Geard was removed from command by Brigadier Chilton. 
Other units  1944-08-08 - 1944-09-29  Commanding officer New South Wales Lines of Communication Area, Recruit Reception and General Duties Depot. 
Other  1944-08-14  Ill with Malaria. 
Date of discharge  1944-10-14  Transferred to the Reserve of Officers. 
Date of death1991-05-31