Charles Arthur Pearson Gostelow

Birth: 25 Apr 1891 , Perth, WA
Death: 12 Sep 1968 , Glen Forrest, WA
Burial: 1968 , Karakatta, WA

Occupation: Lay Preacher

Married (1) Marion Elizabeth Kate Gardiner on Abt 1948

Married (2) Living

Charles Arthur Pearson Gostelow
m.(1) Marion Elizabeth Kate Gardiner
m.(2) Living




Notes: was a major in WWII

Enlistment Date 30 December 1914

Rank on enlistment Lieutenant

Unit name 11th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement

AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/28/2

Embarkation details Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western A ustralia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on

22 February 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll Lieutenant

Unit from Nominal Roll 11th Battalion

Promotions Lieutenant

Unit: 11th Battalion

Promotion date: 1 July 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards) Military Cross

Work on 10 August 1918.

Recommendation date: 18 August 1918

Fate Returned to Australia 5 January 1919

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll) *Spelt Arthur Charle s Gostelow on NR

Medals Military Cross

'Near Lihons, on 10th August 1918, for conspicuous gallantr y while in command of the support company. In the advance , owing to heavy casualties, a gap occurred between our rig h flank and the right battalion. Realizing the danger of th e situation he rushed the enemy post in the face of enemy m achine gun fire, and captured the position at the point o f the bayonet, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy

and capturing five prisoners, while four field guns and eig ht machine guns were taken. Later in the day he took over c ommand of the right company and handled a very dangerous an d difficult position with great dash and skill.'

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67

Date: 3 June 1919

Other details Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, Britis h War Medal, Victory Medal

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