V84544 William Charles Douglas Veale, MC, DCM,

Date of birth1895-05-16 Bendigo VIC 
Interwar Service 1  1920-07-01  lieutenant Reserve of Officers 3MD 
Interwar Service 2  1924-11-10  lieutenant Reserve of Officers 4 MD 
Interwar Service 3  1929-07-26  captain 43rd battalion 
Interwar Service 4  1930-07-01  43/48th battalion 
Interwar Service 5  1933-02-03  major 
Interwar Service 6  1936-07-01  lieutenant colonel commanding officer 10/50th battalion 
Interwar Service 7  1936-10-01  commanding officer 10th battalion 
Appointment  1936-10-01 - 1940-06-01  Battalion: 10th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: commanding officer 10/50th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: age new command -training unit: Commandant Australian Imperial Force training Depots 
Career summary 4  1940-07-02  seconded as lieutenant colonel to commanding officer 2/3rd Pioneer battalion 
Career summary 3  1940-07-02  enlisted 2AIF 
Career summary 5  1941-07-07  CRoyal Australian Engineers 7th MD 
Career summary 6  1941-10-06  temporary colonel appointed CE 
Career summary 8  1942-02-12  arrived Timor 
Career summary 7  1942-02-12  brigadier Comd Sparrow Force 
Career summary 9  1942-07-01  command NSW Lines of Communication Engr Training Depot 
Career summary 10  1943-06-07  arrived Moresby 
Career summary 11  1943-06-20  Returned to Australia (Townsville ) 
Career summary 12  1944-03-14  command Moresby Base Sub-Area 
Career summary 13  1944-04-03  arrived Moresby 
Career summary 14  1944-06-08  CE Headquarters 2 Australian Army 
Career summary 15  1944-08-19  Returned to Australia 
Career summary 16  1945-05-18  CE Headquarters 1 Australian Army 
Career summary 17  1945-05-29  arrived Lae 
Career summary 18  1945-07-31  Mention in Despatches 
Career summary 20  1946-04-25  Reserve of Officers honourary brigadier 
Career summary 21  1955  later colonel Commandant of Royal Australian Engineers 
Career summary 19  c 1946-02-08  Returned to Australia 
Career summary 1    commanding officer 10th battalion  
Career summary 2    full time duty commandant AIF training Depots 1 Jun 40 [**Comd of Infantry battalion ceases at this point] 
WW1 Service 2    enlisted as OR finished war as lieutenant 
WW1 Service 3    awarded Military Cross DCM 
WW1 Service 1    5th Fd Company RAE 
Served    1914-1918 Command: ; Service: Western Front 
Date of death1971-08-17  

Militia Number: VX43445; Occupation: Civil Engineer