Regimental number2
Date of birth17 August 1871
Place of birthMountmellick, Queen's Co, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 11.25"
Weight180 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Guilfoyle, 5 Whitworth Road, Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, British Army; 2 years on the Instructional Staff, Commonwealth Military Forces.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name6th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion


Unit: Permanent Supernumery List
Promotion date: 13 December 1915

Unit: 1st Training Battalion

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

Service at Anzac and work at Messines, Pozieres etc.
Recommendation date: 8 September 1916

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (Awarded Military Cross)

Consistent good work. Untiring energy and devotion to duty. Also valuable services rendered at Pozieres.
Recommendation date: 6 October 1916

FateReturned to Australia 30 October 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Discharge date27 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wahehe', 30 October 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 13 December 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 27 December 1919.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 February 1947
Age at death77
Place of burialKerang Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, GUILFOYLE Charles