Charles Garnet LUCAS

LUCAS, Charles Garnet

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 4th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Camperdown, Victoria, 26 October 1891
Home Town: Pomborneit, Corangamite, Victoria
Schooling: Geelong Grammar School
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Natural causes, Camperdown, Victoria, 28 April 1949, aged 57 years
Cemetery: Privately Cremated
Memorials: Colac Soldier's Memorial
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Melbourne, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 4th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 4th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
15 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 4th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
6 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 4th Light Horse Regiment, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, GSW (head and compound fractured skull)
3 Apr 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 4th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by John Edwards


With the death of Mr. Charles Garnet Lucas, which occurred at The Camperdown District Hospital, on Thursday, April 28, the Camperdown and Colac districts have lost one of their bestknown and most prominent residents. Mr. Lucas, who was 57 years of age, was the son of Mrs. Lucas and the late Mr. C. T. Lucas and was born on Purrumbete Estate. As a young man, Mr. Lucas joined the staff of a Melbourne stock and station agency, to gain commercial experience. He later joined the staff of Messrs. J. G. Johnstone Pty. Ltd., Colac, where he remained until the outbreak of the 1914-18 war. He was one of the first to join the A.I.F. in the Colac district and left Australia in 1915 with the 4th Light Horse. At Gallipoli he received severe shrapnel wounds to his head. On returning to Australia, Mr. Lucas was associated with the management of the Woodmason Dairy, a large milk distributing company at Malvern. He later purchased a bakery business in Mt. Gambier, where he remained for seven years. During his residence in that centre, Mr. Lucas took a prominent part in the activities of the town and was closely closely associated with the Mt. Gambier Rotary Club, of which he became president. On the death of his father Mr Lucas took over the management of "Chelsea," one of the best known sheep studs in Victoria. He also became a member of Colac Rotary Club and Colac Bowling Club.In In his younger days Mr. Lucas was an oarsman of ability and rowed with the Colac Rowing Club. He also took a prominent part in the old Colac Dramatic Club, playing the juvenile role on many occasions." - from the Camperdown Chronicle 02 May 1949 (