QX6378 (QX700192) Lieutenant Colonel Richard Harold Marson, DSO

Date of birth1904-06-21 Swindon, Wiltshire, UK 
Date commissioned  1929-02-11   
Other units  1929-02-11  Lieutenant 14th Light Horse Regiment. 
Other units  1930-07-01  2/14th Light Horse Regiment. 
Other units  1935-11-07  2/14th Light Horse Regiment. 
Other units  1940-07-01  Seconded captain 2/25th Battalion. 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1940-08-02  Enlisted 2nd AIF. 
Other  1941-05-03  Arrived Middle East. 
Other units  1941-12-15  2/12th Battalion. 
Date of honour or award  1942-03-31  Mention in Despatches. 
Date promoted  1942-04-17  Temporary major. 
Date wounded  1942-10-17  Gun shot wound to right chest. 
Date promoted  1942-10-27  Temporary lieutenant colonel. 
Other units  1942-10-27 - 1945-10-22  2/25th Battalion. 
Date returned to Australia  1943-01-08  Brisbane. 
Other  1943-02-17 - 1943-03-28  Course - Land Headquarters Tactical. 
Date promoted  1943-12-16  Lieutenant colonel. 
Date of honour or award  1943-12-28  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. 
Date returned to Australia  1944-01-21  Cairns. 
Date promoted  1944-02-03  Major. 
Other units  1944-09-24 - 1944-10-04  Attached Land Headquarters. 
Date of honour or award  1944-10-06  Mention in Despatches. 
Other  1945-06-06  Arrived Morotai. 
Date wounded  1945-07-24  Shell/shrapnel wound to neck. 
Other units  1945-07-28 - 1945-08-16  Attached Headquarters 25th Brigade. 
Other units  1945-10-22  Commanding officer 65th Battalion. 
Other units  1945-10-22 - 1948-08-25  65th Battalion. 
Other  1945-10-27  Arrived Morotai. 
Other  1945-11-03  Arrived Balikpapan. 
Other  1945-11-08  Arrived Morotai. 
Date returned to Australia  1945-12-01  Brisbane. 
Other  1945-12-15  Arrived Morotai. 
Other  1946-02-14  Arrived Kure. 
Other units  1948-04-25  British Commonwelth Occupation Force Government (later Civil Affairs) Section. 
Date promoted  1949-07-12  Lieutenant colonel. 
Other units  1950-01-11  Commanding officer Brittish Communcation Base Sub Area. 
Other  1952-02-01  Unattached List. 
Other units  1952-02-04  Commanding officer 42nd Battalion. 
Date of honour or award  1952-06-13  US Legion of Merit. 
Other units  1954-06-22  Seconded Department External Affairs UN MO in Kashmir. 
Date promoted  1955-06-01  Honourary colonel. 
Other  1956-11-30  Retired List. 
Other  c 1943-07-22  Arrived Moresby. 
Other  c 1945-07-01  Arrived Balikpapan.