NX163 (275618) Lieutenant Colonel Paul Alfred Cullen

Date of birth1909-02-13 Newcastle, NSW 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1927  1st Heavy Brigade, Australian Garison Artillery. 
Date commissioned  1931-05-22   
Date promoted  1935-07-24  Captain. 
Other units  1935-10-25  Officer commanding 16th Battery. 
Other units  1939-10-13  Seconded captain 2/2nd Battalion. 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1939-10-30  Enlisted 2nd AIF. 
Other  1940-02-13  Arrived Middle East. 
Other  1940-03-06 - 1940-04-08  Course - Middle East Tactical School. 
Other units  1940-09-25 - 1940-10-17  Attached 2/1st Battalion. 
Date promoted  1940-11-15  Major. 
Other  1941-06  Arrived Middle East. 
Other  1941-09-25  Changed name from Cohen to Cullen. 
Other  1942-03-28  Arrived in Ceylon. 
Other units  1942-06-11 - 1945-08-28  Temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 2/1st Battalion. 
Date returned to Australia  1942-08-07  Returned to Melbourne. 
Date promoted  1942-09-01  Lieutenant colonel. 
Other  1942-09-21  Arrived Moresby. 
Date returned to Australia  1943-01-08  Returned to Brisbane. 
Date of honour or award  1943-12-23  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. 
Date of honour or award  1943-12-23  Distinguished Service Order. 
Other  1944-01-29  Attached Headquarters 16th Brigade. 
Other  1944-03-14  Arrived Moresby. 
Other  1944-03-28  Attached Headquarters New Guinea Force. 
Date returned to Australia  1944-03-28  Returned to Cairns. 
Other  1944-05-18 - 1944-06-12  Attached Headquarters 16th Brigade. 
Other  1944-12-15  Arrived Aitape. 
Date returned to Australia  1945-04-13   
Other  1945-04-22 - 1945-06-03  Course - Land Headquarters Tactical senior officers. 
Other  1945-06-16  Arrived New Guinea. 
Other units  1945-08-04 - 1945-09-07  Attached Headquarters 16th Brigade. 
Date returned to Australia  1945-09-19  Returned to Cairns. 
Other  1945-09-27  Reserve of Officers. 
Date of honour or award  1946-11-02  Bar to Distinguished Service Order. 
Other units  1948-04-01  Commanding officer 45th Battalion. 
Other  1948-12-31  Reserve of Officers. 
Other units  1955-07-02  Temporary Brigadie, commanding 14th Brigade. 
Date promoted  1956-07-02  Appointed brigadier. 
Other  1958-07-02  Officers Staff group Eastern Command. 
Other  1960-07-01  Deputy command 1st Division. 
Other  1961-12-01  Major general commanding Communucations Zone. 
Other  1963-12-01  Unattached List. 
Other  1966-12-02  Retired List. 
Other  c 1941-05-19  Arrived Greece.