QX36757 Owen Arthur Kessels

Date of birth1903-05-04 Brisbane, QLD 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1922-01-01   
Other units  1922-01-01  Lieutenant 26th Battalion. 
Other units  1923-07-01  49th Battalion. 
Date promoted  1925-07-01  Appointed captain. 
Date promoted  1929-02-13  Appointed major. 
Other units  1930-07-01  25/49th Battalion. 
Other units  1934-10-01  9/49th Battalion. 
Date promoted  1939-08-01 - 1940-07-05  Appointed lieutenant colonel to command 9/49th Battalion. 
Other  1940-02-26 - 1940-03-02  Course senior officers Tactical Course. 
Other units  1940-06-05 - 1940-09-15  Full time duty commanding officer Caloundra Infantry Training Depot. 
Other units  1940-07-06 - 1942-01-27  Lieutenant colonel - 9th Battalion. 
Other  1941-11-21  Course Northern Command Motor Training School Commanding Officer's Driving and Maintenance Course #1. 
Other units  1942-01-28 - 1943-07-31  Commanding officer 49th Battalion. 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1942-07-01  Enlisted in the 2nd AIF. 
Other units  1943-01-17 - 1943-07-03  Attached Headquarters 30th Brigade. 
Date returned to Australia  1943-03-14  Returned to Cairns. 
Other  1943-05-23  Contracted malaria. 
Other units  1943-08-01  Commanding officer No 4 Base Sub Area New Guinea. 
Other  1943-09-19  Arrived Moresby. 
Date of honour or award  1943-12-21  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. 
Other units  1944-01-05  Assistant adjutant and quarter master general Lae Base Sub Area. 
Date returned to Australia  1944-05-08  Returned to Townsville. 
Other units  1944-08-17  Assistant adjutant and quarter master general No 1 Australian Base Sub Area. 
Other  1944-08-24  Arrived Moresby. 
Other  1945-03-21  Arrived Morotai. 
Other units  1945-03-27  Attached Headquarters 11 Australian Base Sub Area Planning Party 19. 
Date returned to Australia  1945-04-11   
Other  1945-05-22  Arrived Morotai. 
Other  1945-08-19  Arrived Manila. 
Other units  1945-08-31  Assistant adjutant and quarter master general 3rd Australian prisoner of war Reception group. 
Other units  1946-01-14 - 1946-03-29  Adjutant and quarter master general director quarter master general Headquarters AMF. 
Other  1946-05-01  Reserve of Officers. 
Date of death1973-06-18