Charles Rosenthal


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(12 February 1875–11 May 1954). The son of Scandinavian migrants, Rosenthal joined the Geelong Battery of the Victorian Militia Garrison Artillery in 1892 while articled to an architect. During the 1890s he moved between the colonies of Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales, practising his profession, becoming a noted musician and singer, and developing his interest in militia soldiering (see Colonial military forces; Citizen Military Forces). He was commissioned in 1903, and transferred to the Australian Field Artillery in 1908, commanding a howitzer battery. In 1914 he became commander of the 5th Field Artillery Brigade.


From The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Military History.

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