SX3709 John Gilbert McKinna

Date of birth1906-12-11 Goodwood, SA 
Date commissioned  1937-02-10  10th Battalion. 
Other  1937-11-16  Assistant adjutant. 
Date promoted  1939-06-21  Captain. 
Other units  1940-05-01  Seconded captain (Company Officer Commanding) 2/27th Battalion. 
Other  1940-05-20 - 1940-06-07  Course - Command and Staff School. 
Other units  1940-07-26  2/3rd Pioneer Battalion. 
Date promoted  1940-08-20  Major. 
Other  1941-11-22  Arrived Middle East. 
Date returned to Australia  1943-02-28  Returned to Sydney. 
Other units  1943-07-20  Second in command 2/27th Battalion. 
Other  1943-08-08  Arrived Moresby. 
Other units  1944-01-11 - 1945-10-16  Temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 25th Battalion. 
Date returned to Australia  1944-02-05  Returned to Townsville. 
Other  1944-07-24  arrived Madang. 
Other  1944-11-15  Arrived Bougainville. 
Date returned to Australia  1945-05-22  Returned to Brisbane. 
Other  1945-06-17 - 1945-07-29  Course - Land Headquarters Tactical School. 
Date of honour or award  1945-06-22  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. 
Other  1945-08-20  Arrived Bougainville. 
Date returned to Australia  1945-11-03  Returned to Brisbane. 
Other  1945-12-18  Reserve of Officers. 
Other units  1948-04-01  Commanding officer 10th Battalion. 
Other units  1952-06-30  Brigadier command 9th Brigade. 
Other  1955-06-30  Reserve of Officers. 
Other  1958-07-01  Command and Staff group Central Command. 
Other  1961-12-12  Retired List.