Charles Henry READ MC

READ, Charles Henry

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 12 January 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sorell, Tas., 1898
Home Town: Bellerive, Clarence, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Surveyor
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World War 1 Service

12 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 29th Infantry Battalion
10 Nov 1915: Involvement 29th Infantry Battalion
10 Nov 1915: Embarked 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne

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Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and able leadership of a company at Bellicourt and Nauroy, during the period 29th September 1918 to 1st October 1918. He was in great measure responsible for the capture of the Le Catelet line, at Nauroy, in the face of strong opposition.Next day he again led his company in an attack on enemy positions east of Nauroy. In this operation he assumed command of the battalion front line, and displayed great skill in the handling of his command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920