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Title: Charles Herbert
Formatted Name: Herbert, Charles Lloyd
Rank: Lieutenant
Service Number: 1139
Place of Birth: Redfern (N.S.W.)
Biographical notes: The son of Judge C.E. Herbert (Northern Territory Government Resident, 1910-1915). Brother of Oscar and Evan Herbert of Koolpinyah Station.
Occupation: Clerk
Age at Enlistment: 26 years 8 months
Place of Enlistment: Adelaide (S.A.)
Unit: 43rd Battalion, C Company
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1917-10-04
Place of Death: Zonnebeke (Belgium)
Memorials: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Belgium)
Darwin Cenotaph (N.T.)
Darwin RSL Roll of Honour
Service History: Embarked from Adelaide on board HMAT A19 'Afric' on 9 June 1916. “Lieutenant C.L. Herbert of the 43rd Battalion was killed on 4 October 1917 during a German artillery barrage on 1 and 2 ANZAC Corp as they keenly awaited their orders to attack Broodseinde." Paul A. Rosenzweig. “Some twenty officers are known to have been killed by the bombardment, and about a seventh of the attacking force of 1 Anzac appears to have been killed or wounded. Most officers felt certain that the assembly had been detected, but at the last moment the 25th, waiting on the edge of Zonnebeke, suspected another cause. Since 11 o’clock Germans had been seen continually passing across its front, and, although for some hours this was interpreted as a normal relief, its continuance and the weight of the subsequent bombardment convinced those on the spot that the Germans were about to attack. It was then, however, too late to fire the S.O.S. signal, since the artillery was forbidden to answer in the last ten minutes before the attack.” C.E.W. Bean.
Related link: Darwin Returned Servicemens' League (RSL) : a concise history of its conception and development by Clive Francis Geddes. Darwin : Clive Francis Geddes, 2011: p.46.
The Australian Imperial Force in France - Volume IV, 1917 by C.E.W. Bean. Sydney : Angus &​ Robertson, 1933: p. 844.
Roll of Honour
Unit War Diary - October 1917
Service Record
The forty-third : the story and official history of the 43rd Battalion, A.I.F. by Eustace James Colliver. Adelaide : Rigby, 1920.
Nominal Roll
Embarkation Roll
"In Memoriam. Lieut. Chas. Lloyd Herbert", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 22 June1918: p.11.
Unit War Diary
"GN 16,26", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 22 January 1926: p.4.
Commonwealth War Graves - Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial - Charles Lloyd Herbert
Related Materials: NT Archives have a large collection of papers and photographs, which include a photo Charles Lloyd Herbert in uniform.
Rosenzweig, Paul A. "Honouring the Northern Territory's War Dead." Sabretache, Vol XXX, January-March 1989: p.3.
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
World War, 1914-1918
Northern Territory
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