Heritage > READ Charles Louis: 1888 -1916 KIA ANZAC
The Upper Yarra Museum has initiated a project to recreate a Memorial avenue of trees dedicated to the WW1 fallen from the old Upper Yarra Shire. The reformed avenue is to be planted along the old railway line, now the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail by Anzac Day 2015.
Charles Louis [Lewis] READ [ REED]
|Charles Louis READ: Born in St Kilda 1880, he was a farmer from Hazeldene, the Read family farmed raspberries in the Beenak district.|
|3436 Private Charles Louis READ was 36 when he Died of Wounds in 26.7.1916 in France.|
|Given Names||Charles Louis|
|Birth Place||St Kilda|
|Occupation at Enlistment||farmer|
|Date of Enlistment||31 July 1915|
|Age at Enlistment||35 years 10 months|
|Next of Kin||Father: C A Reid, Yarra Junction|
|Address at Enlistment||Errey PO, Yarra Junction, Victoria|
|Embarkation Details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915|
|Nominal Roll||Not listed on nominal roll|
|Unit||6th Australian Infantry Battalion/ late 8th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of Wounds.|
|Australia War Memorial Roll||Panel 48
Roll of Honour name projection.
Charles Louis Read’s name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory
|Date of Death||26.7.1916|
|Place of Death or Wounding||Wounded FRANCE 26.7.1916.
Died of Wounds No 1 Australian Field Ambulance In the Field
|Age at Death||36|
|Roll of Honour Circular||Yes|
|Commemoration Details and Panel Reference||Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 39, FRANCE|
|Medals||1914/15 Star Medal.
British war Medal.
Where the Australians Rest.
|Local Rolls of Honour||Political Labor Council Honor Roll,: Upper Yarra RSL
|Local Memorials||Yarra Junction Cenotaph: Fallen
|Memorial Tree||Yes C READ|
|AIF Data Base||Charles Lewis REED|
Family & Early Life
|School; Brighton Rd State School.
PARENTS:Charles Alfred. and Elizabeth Isabella READ, HazeldeneRead family had a well run selection with a big raspberry patch in the District of Beenak
|6th Australian Infantry Battalion/ late 8th BattalionThe 6th battalion’s first major action in France was at Pozières in the Somme valley in July 1916.|
|Commemorating the Fallen – Yarra Junction Cenotaph – The Great War 1914 – 1919 [Paperback] Bob Sutherland.The Upper Yarra, An Illustrated History, The Shire of Upper Yarra 1988, Brian Carroll, 1988|
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