Acting Sergeant: 1102 Ernest Allan CHARTERS

33rd BATTALION - 9th Light Trench Mortar Battery.

Acting Sergeant: 1102 Ernest Allan CHARTERS. MID

Born: 23rd June 1896. Bingara, New South Wales, Australia.

Married: 4th November 1919. Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia.

Wife: Joyce Charters. nee: Hart. (1898-1990)

Died: 11th September 1971. Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia.

Father: Daniel Thomas Charters. (09/08/1855-01/12/1922)

Mother: Caroline Charters. nee: Reid. (07/05/1858-05/02/1933)


Ernest Allan Charters enlisted with the AIF on the 18th January 1916 at Narrabri, N.S.W. and was allocated to the 33rd Battalion at Armidale when the Battalion was formed.

On the 20th August Ernest was appointed Lance Corporal with the 9th Light Trench Mortar Battery.

Gassed Australian soldiers awaiting treatment near Bois de L'Abbe outside Villers-Bretonneux 1918. Note: 33rd Battalion Colour Patch on Corporal: 1102 Ernest Allan CHARTERS.

(Susan Young: Granddaughter of Ernest Charters. November 2019)

Mentioned in Despatches

Ernest Allan Charters

Service number 1102
Rank Corporal
Unit 9th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery
Service Australian Imperial Force
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Award Mention in despatches
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 30 October 1919 on page 1654 at position 46
London Gazette 11 July 1919 on page 8833 at position 112

Ernest returned to Australia on the on board HMAT A20 "Borda" on the 28th June 1919 and was discharged from the AIF on the 14th August 1919.


Family Information

Ernest was a single 21 year old Grazier from Bingara, N.S.W upon his enlistment with the AIF

Joyce Charters nee Hart ( 1898-1990)


Daniel Thomas Charters (1855-1922)    

    Caroline Charters nee; Reid (1858-1933)


Charter's Family Collection

(Susan Young: Granddaughter of Ernest Charters. November 2019)

Military Records

Under Construction: 05/12/2019.

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