VX48 Keith Sinclair Picken

Date of birth1907-10-20 Warragul, VIC 
Date commissioned  1927-04-20  23rd Battalion. 
Other  1935-03-12  Reserve of Officers. 
Other units  1936-02-11  Lieutenant 23/21st Battalion. 
Date promoted  1939-05-02  Captain. 
Other units  1939-10-13  Seconded as captain to 2/6th Battalion. 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1939-10-20  Enlisted 2nd AIF. 
Other  1940-05-18  Arrived Middle East. 
Other units  1940-06-12 - 1940-11-17  Attached Headquarters 17th Brigade as liaison officer. 
Date promoted  1942-03-17  Temporary major. 
Other  1942-03-24  Arrived Ceylon. 
Date returned to Australia  1942-08-04   
Date promoted  1942-09-01  Appointed major. 
Other  1942-09-21  Joint Overseas Operations Training School. 
Other  1942-10-20  Arrived New Guinea. 
Other units  1942-11-07  2/7th Battalion. 
Other  1943-07-28  Arrived Moresby. 
Date returned to Australia  1943-10-07  Returned to Cairns. 
Other units  1943-11-17 - 1945-10-08  Temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 2/27th Battalion. 
Date of honour or award  1943-12-02  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. 
Other  1943-12-04  Arrived New Guinea. 
Date returned to Australia  1944-03-20  Returned to Sydney. 
Other  1945-05-31  Arrived Morotai. 
Other  1946-04-16  Reserve of Officers. 
Date of honour or award  1947-02-02  Mention in Despatches. 
Other  c 1941-04-10  Arrived Greece. 
Other  c 1941-06-13  Arrived Middle East. 
Other  c 1945-06-22  Arrived Balikpapan. 
Other  c 1945-09-27  Arrived Makassar (for service with Makforce).