Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

Charles Richard MOULSDALE


Born: 22 September, 1891

Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 34289

Birthplace: Katamatite. Victoria

Parents: William McDonald Moulsdale
Emily Ann Williams

Died: 24 December, 1970

Place of death: Glasgow, Scotland

Burial place: Gadder Cemetery, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow; 26/12/1970


13th Reinforcement, 4th Light Horse Regiment13th Light Horse Regiment



Regimental Service Number: 1906

Enlistment date: 16 July, 1915 Melbourne

Age at enlistment: 22 years 10 months

Address at enlistment: Melton

Religion: Methodist

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Father; William McDonald Moulsdale, Melton

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Weight: 11 stones 3 pounds
Complexion: Fresh
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Distinctive marks: 2 x Vacination left arm; scar right foot

Embarkation ship: HMAT A54 Runic.

Rank: Private

War Service Summary

20/01/1916 - Embarked from Sydney aboard A54 Runic for duty overseas.
20/03/1916 - Taken on strength to 1st Divisional Light Horse
29/03/1916 - Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Forces; ex Alexandria
04/04/1916 - Disembarked Marseilles
13/05/1916 - Taken on strength, 1st Australian and New Zealand Mounted Regiment
07/07/1916 - Transferred to 2nd Anzac Mounted Regiment
21/06/1919 - Proceeded on leave; France
04/07/1917 - Rejoined unit from leave
05/07/1917 - Detained for duty with Anti aircraft Section, 2nd Light Horse Regiment
01/09/1917 - Rejoined unit
07/02/1918 - On leave to England
24/02/1918 - Rejoined unit from leave
01/03/1918 - To 3rd Canadian Clearing Station, sick; pyorrhoea
07/03/1918 - Rejoined unit from hospital
28/03/1918 - To 49th Division
07/12/1918 - Transferred to 22nd Corps, Mounted Regiment, 13th Light Horse
12/01/1919 - To England on leave
21/01/1919 - Married Janet Brackenridge, Glasgow
08/02/1919 - On leave until the 27th, but granted an extension to the 8th February because f irregular train service.
18/02/1919 - Rejoined unit from leave; France
30/03/1919 - To UK for repatriation to Australia
04/04/1919 - Marched out to England
05/04/1919 - Marched in to Sutton Veny

29/11/1919 Discharged in London. Intended residence: 177 Glebe St., Glasgow, Scotland. His wife does not want to return to Australia and he has employment on discharge at Brown Brothers, butchers, 107 Parliamentary Road, Glasgow.

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Names of wife & children:
21/01/1919 Married Janet Brackenridge, tobacconists assistant, daughter of Thomas Brackenridge and Beth Master, aged 24; lived at 177 Glebe St., Glasgow.

Place/s of residence:
1914 - Melton (Electoral Rolls)
1919 - Glasgow, Scotland

1914 - Farm Labourer (Electoral Rolls)

Date of death:
24/12/1970 Glasgow, Scotland

Place of burial:
26/12/1970 Gadder Cemetery, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow

Other relevant information:

Additional Information

The Melton Express
9 October 1915, p. 2

A farewell social was tendered to some of the volunteers from the Melton district on Saturday evening, in the Mechanics' Institute. Wristlet watches were presented by Cr. T. Robinson (President of the Shire) to Sergeant Hede and Privates C. Moulsdale and Fredk. Coburn. Crs. Leake and Minns, Messrs. C. E. Barrie and J. H. Cunningham supported the presentation. Dancing and music filled in the evening. Refreshments were provided by the ladies. Proceedings terminated by singing the National Anthem and Auld Lang Syne. Similar presentations are to be made to the other volunteers from the district as opportunity occurs; Private Albert Martin, who was- unable to attend, was given wristlet watch privately. Each watch bears the recipient's name, with the inscription "From Melton Friends," and date. About 25 volunteers will participate in the presentations. A meeting .of the Organising Committee will be held in the Mechanics' Institute on this Saturday evening, 9th inst.


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