NX12610 Duncan Stuart Maxwell, Duncan Struan, MC

Date of birth1892-01-08 Hobart TAS 
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1914-08-30   
WW1 Service 1  1914-08-30  TPR C Sqn 3Light Horseregiment 
WW1 Service 2  1915-05-09 - 1915-12-11  Served Gall 
WW1 Service 3  1915-11-03  L/CPlatoon 
WW1 Service 4  1916-03-14  52nd battalion 
Date commissioned  1916-03-17   
WW1 Service 5  1916-03-17  2lieutenant 
WW1 Service 6  1916-06-17  lieutenant 
WW1 Service 7  1916-06-22  Asst adjutant 
WW1 Service 8  1916-10-21  Military Cross 
WW1 Service 9  1917-03-17  wounded in action Concussion 
WW1 Service 10  1917-04-01  aide de camp to general officer commanding 4thDivision 
WW1 Service 11  1917-06-21  captain 
WW1 Service 13  1918-05-16  TFD 51st battalion remains seconded Headquarters 4thDivisionas aide de camp 
WW1 Service 14  1918-09-30  Returned to Australia (medevac) 
WW1 Service 15  1919-12-02  discharge with recurrent rhumatism, permantly unift 
Interwar Service 2  1927-07-09  captain Reserve of Officers (AAMC) 
Interwar Service 4  1938-02-04  captain 
Interwar Service 5  1939-08-14  major (RMO) 56th battalion 
Career summary 2  1939-10-14  course company commander #11 Sydney Command and Staff School 1 
Career summary 3  1939-11-25  commanding officer 56th battalion 
Appointment  1939-11-25 - 1940-07-01  Battalion: 56th; Rank on appointment: major; Appointed from: RMO 56th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: new command -infantry battalion: Australian Imperial Force battalion 
Career summary 4  1940-06-01  enlisted 2AIF 
Career summary 5  1940-07-01  seconded lieutenant colonel commanding officer 2/19th battalion 
Appointment  1940-07-01 - 1941-08-01  Battalion: 2/19th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: commanding officer 56th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: promotion field command: 27th Brigade 
Career summary 6  1941-02-18  arrived S'pore 
Career summary 7  1941-08-01  acting brigadier command 27th Brigade 
Career summary 8  1941-11-14  colonel (temporary BRIG) (bd 1 Aug 41) reported 
Career summary 9  1942-02-15  prisoner of war S'pore Island 
Career summary 10  1943-04-28  Taiwan Camp (notification) 
Career summary 11  1944-10-14  Hoten Camp 
Career summary 12  1945-09-27  Returned to Australia (Perth) 
Career summary 13  1946-09-04  Retired List honourary brigadier 
Interwar Service 6    Gavin Long's Notebook [AWM 67, 3/109]: 
WW1 Service 12    medical Pleurisy 28 Apr 18 (does not RTU) 
Interwar Service 3    [no listing in Army Lists for 32 or 35] 
Interwar Service 1    captain Reserve of Officers 1 Jan 20 (as Infantry it would seem) 
Interwar Service 7    Asked by Iven McKay to transfer to combatant side in 1938. He became 2iC of the 56th battalion (obviously Aug 39) 
Career summary 1    RMO 56th battalion  
Citations 2    'For conspicuous gallantry in action. he held the portion of the trench captured by his company, repulsing three counter-attacks. He displayed great courage and initiative throughout, and set a splendid example to his men.' 
Served    1914-1918 Command: ; Service: Gallipoli, Western Front 
Date of death1969-12-21  

Cadet Service: School Cadets; Occupation: Medical Practioner