NX59 John Noel Abbott, DSO

Date of birth1906-03-22 Auckland, NZ 
Interwar Service 1  1926-08-03  lieutenant 19 battalion 
Date commissioned  1926-09-03   
Interwar Service 2  1930-07-01  lieutenant 55 battalion 
Interwar Service 3  1931-10-14  captain  
Interwar Service 4  1936-03-09  major 
Interwar Service 5  1937-08-01  major 55/53rd battalion 
Career summary 2  1939-10-13  captain (Hon major) 2/3rd battalion  
Career summary 3  1939-10-20  enlisted 2AIF 
Career summary 4  1940-02-14  arrived Middle East 
Career summary 5  1940-04-10 - 1940-05-05  Fd Works Cse Middle East Tactical Sc 
Career summary 6  1940-12-10  1 Australian Corps Legal Cse 1 
Career summary 7  1940-12-15  major  
Career summary 8  1941-03-07  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order 
Citations 1  1941-03-26  DSO (GO 40/41)  
Career summary 13  1941-06  Cse Middle East Combined Engr Centre c.  
Career summary 11  1941-07-03 - 1942-01-15  commanding officer 16 Infantry Training battalion 
Career summary 14  1942-01-16  relinquished command 16 Australian infantry training battalion returned to unit 
Career summary 12  1942-01-16 - 1942-08-10  2/3rd battalion  
Career summary 15  1942-03-27  arrived Ceylon 
Career summary 16  1942-08-07  Returned to Australia (Melbourne) 
Appointment  1942-08-11 - 1945-02-08  Battalion: 26th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: 2/3rd battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: deemed psychologically unfit for duty 
Career summary 17  1942-08-11 - 1945-02-08  temporary lieutenant colonel 11 Aug 1942 commanding officer 26 battalion  
Career summary 18  1942-09-01  lieutenant colonel 
Career summary 19  1942-12-25  AT Refresher Cse 4 
Career summary 20  1943-08-13 - 1943-10-11  senior officers Motor Transport Co 
Career summary 21  1944-02-27 - 1944-04-09  Land Headquarters Tactical School (senior O 
Career summary 22  1944-12-08  arrived Bougainville 
Career summary 24  1945-02-08  relinquished command 26th battalion 
Career summary 25  1945-02-19  Returned to Australia (Sydney) 
Career summary 26  1945-05-06 - 1945-10-28  commanding officer 16 Australian Infantry Training Brigade 
Career summary 27  1945-10-28 - 1946-03-15  appointed lieutenant colonel Eastern Command Discharge Depot 
Career summary 28  1946-03-15 - 1947-02-14  appointed commanding officer Eastern Command Discharge Depot 
Career summary 29  1947-05-07  Reserve of Officers 
Career summary 9  c 1941-03-19  arrived Greece 
Career summary 10  c 1941-05-30  arrived Middle East ex Greece 
WW2 Service 2    Bougainville 
Career summary 23    4 Feb 1945 Graded Med Class B1 'Review 3/12 Ustaff officer A Constitional (N) unfit for duties involving responsibility for three months. Strongly recommend three months leave for rehabilitation purposes.' 
WW2 Service 1    Bardia-Benghazi 
Citations 2    For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the actions at TOBRUCH. At TOBRUCH on 21 Jan, 41, this Officer was in command of one of the two companies which made the entry into the enemy position. By his courage and leadership and outstanding disregard for personal safety, his company, although much depleted by casualties, was enabled to capture four strongly held enemy posts and provide a safe starting point for the whole battalion. Throughout the severe fighting of the rest of the day, the leadership and gallantry of this officer was outstanding and an inspiring example to his company. 
Career summary 1    major 55/53rd battalion  
Date of death1960-11-10  

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