NX116990 Douglas Frank Rae, MC

Date of birth1894-10-21 Sydney NSW 
Date commissioned  1915-11-03   
WW1 Service 2  1916-03-15  lieutenant (MGO) 20th battalion 
Interwar Service 1  1922-05-01  Reserve of Officers 
Career summary 1  1940-07-19  captain 36th battalion 
Career summary 3  1941-02-19  temporary major 
Career summary 4  1941-03-10  full time duty 
Career summary 7  1941-11-18  attached Headquarters 14th Brigade 17 
Career summary 6  1942-01-03  attached Headquarters 2ndDivision3 Nov 
Career summary 8  1942-03-14 - 1942-06-01  attached 35th batta 
Career summary 11  1942-06-01  temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 35th battalion 
Career summary 9  1942-06-01  TFD 35th battalion 
Appointment  1942-06-01 - 1944-08-19  Battalion: 35th; Rank on appointment: captain, temporary lieutenant colonel ; Appointed from: 35th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: age new command -training unit: commanding officer Aust Recruit training Centre 
Career summary 10  1942-09-05  enlisted 2AIF 
Career summary 12  1943-07-04  course course Regimental Commanders School  
Career summary 13  1944-01-25  arrived Finschhafen 
Career summary 15  1944-08-19  relinquished command 35th battalion (reposting) 
Career summary 17  1944-10-17  Returned to Australia (Townsville ) ex Madang 
Career summary 18  1944-11-01  commanding officer Aust Recruit Training Centre 
Career summary 19  1945-07-31  Mention in Despatches 
Career summary 20  1945-12-18  relinquished command Aust Recruit Training Centre (retirement) 
Career summary 21  1946-01-24  Reserve of Officers 
Career summary 14  c 1944  major (bd 1 Sep 42) lieutenant colonel (bd 1 Sep 42) gazetted 
WW2 Service 1    New Guinea 
Career summary 2    captain Headquarters 1st Div 
Career summary 16    [diary of Parry-Okeden confirms reposting due to age] 
WW1 Service 3    captain 2ndmachine gun battalion  
Career summary 5    TFD 8th Brigade 10 Mar 
Served    1914-1918 Command: ; Service: Gallipoli, Western Front 

Militia Number: N91703; Occupation: Wool broker