Heritage > READ Charles Louis: 1888 -1916 KIA ANZAC
Avenue of honour Upper YarraThe 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]

National Collection

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.
Poppy lestweforgetFamily Name READ
Given Names Charles Louis
Birth Date 1880
Birth Place St Kilda
Occupation at Enlistment farmer
Date of Enlistment 31 July 1915
Age at Enlistment 35 years 10 months
Service Number(s) 3436
Next of Kin Father: C A Reid, Yarra Junction
Embarkation N/A
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
Rank Private
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.
Memorial plaque.
Memorial scroll.
Victory Medal.
Where the Australians Rest.
Local Rolls of Honour Political Labor Council Honor Roll,: Upper Yarra RSL

  • READ. L
Local Memorials Yarra Junction Cenotaph: Fallen

  • READ. C
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

Military Service

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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