QX6008 Lieutenant Colonel Charles Cecil Francis Bourne, DSO

Date of birth1911-12-29 Cunnamulla, QLD 
Date commissioned  1936-03-06   
Other units  1939-10-13  Seconded C Coy, 2/9th Battalion. 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1939-10-24  Enlisted 2nd AIF. 
Date promoted  1940-07-10  Captain. 
Other  1941-10-13 - 1941-11-15  Course Middle East Tactical School #1 company commander. 
Date promoted  1942-04-11  Temporary major. 
Other  1942-08-14  Arrived New Guinea. 
Other  1942-12-07  Course Land Headquarters Tactical company commander. 
Date returned to Australia  1943-03-12  Cairns. 
Other units  1943-07-20  Attached 2/12th Battalion. 
Date promoted  1943-08-01  Temporary lieutenant colonel and commanding officer 2/12th Battalion. 
Other  1943-08-20  Arrived Moresby. 
Other units  1943-09-01 - 1945-11-01  2/12th Battalion. 
Date promoted  1944-01-20  Major. 
Date promoted  1944-01-20  Lieutenant colonel. 
Date wounded  1944-01-21  Gun shot wound to abdomen. 
Date returned to Australia  1944-02-17  Brisbane. 
Other  1944-07-18 - 1944-08-02  Course Command and Staff School. 
Date of honour or award  1945-03-12  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. 
Other  1945-05-31  Arrived Morotai. 
Date returned to Australia  1945-11-14  Brisbane. 
Other  1945-12-04  Reserve of Officers. 
Other units  1948-04-01  Commanding officer 25th Battalion. 
Other  1952-09-16  Reserve of Officers. 
Other units  1958-04-19  Command 7th Infantry Brigade. 
Date promoted  1959-04-19  Brigadier. 
Other  1964-07-01  Reserve of Officers. 
Other  c 1945-07-01  Arrived Balikpapan. 
Date of death1969-01-13  

Militia Number: 1/24896; Occupation: Assistant to Plants Breeder QAHS College