VX108132 Robert Raymond 'Happy Bob' Marston

Date of birth1902-10-20 Perth, WA 
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1923  16th Battalion 
Date commissioned  1923-11-20   
Other  1925-07-01  Officer commanding A Company. 
Other  1926-07-01  Unattached List. 
Other units  1927-08-01  60th Battalion. 
Other units  1930-07-01  57/60th Battalion. 
Date promoted  1937-07-16  Captain. 
Other  1939-12-18  Adjutant. 
Other units  1940-05-20  58th Battalion. 
Other units  1942-01-03 - 1942-02-08  Attached 8th Field Regiment. 
Date promoted  1942-02-06  Temporary major. 
Other  1942-03-23 - 1942-04-18  Southern Command Training School Course. 
Other  1942-05-25  Seconded general service officer grade 2 (learner) Headquarters 3 Australia Division. 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1942-07-24  Enlisted 2nd AIF. 
Other  1942-10-15  General service officer grade 2 Headquarters 3 Australian Division. 
Other units  1943-02-23  58/59th Battalion. 
Other  1943-03-11  Arrived Moresby. 
Other units  1943-04-28 - 1945-02-27  Temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 57/60th Battalion. 
Date promoted  1943-05-06  Major. 
Date promoted  1944-01-20  Lieutenant colonel. 
Date returned to Australia  1944-07-31  Returned to Townsville. 
Date of honour or award  1944-07-31  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. 
Other  1945-01-05  Arrived Bougainville. 
Other units  1945-02-14 - 1945-04-02  Attached Headquarters 29th Brigade. 
Date of honour or award  1945-03-31  Mention in Despatches. 
Date returned to Australia  1945-04-12  Returned to Sydney.