VX49 Herbert Hector McDonald

Date of birth1905-10-05 Maryborough VIC 
Interwar Service 2  1924-12-02  lieutenant 60th battalion 
Date commissioned  1924-12-02   
Interwar Service 3  1935-08-16  captain 57/60th battalion  
Career summary 1  1939-10-13  seconded as captain to 2/8th battalion from 57/60th battalion 
Career summary 3  1939-10-13  major 4 Jan 40 (bd 
Career summary 2  1939-10-24  enlisted 2AIF 
Career summary 4  1940-05-18  arrived Middle East 
Career summary 5  1940-10-09 - 1940-11-09  Middle East Tactical School (senior  
Career summary 8  1941-11-25 - 1941-12-15  Middle East AA & CD Co 
Career summary 9  1942-03-29  Returned to Australia (4MD) 
Career summary 10  1943-01-19 - 1943-02-22  RAAF School of Army Co-Op (Canberra) 
Career summary 11  1943-12-05 - 1944-01-28  Land Headquarters Tactical School 'A-Wing' (snr offr cse I think) 
Career summary 12  1944-02-03  ED 
Career summary 13  1944-09-14  lieutenant colonel commanding officer 15th battalion 
Appointment  1944-09-14 - 1945-12-04  Battalion: 15th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: 2/8th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: new command -infantry battalion 
Career summary 14  1944-11-27  arrived Bougainville 
Career summary 15  1945-12-04  appointed commanding officer 16th battalion 
Appointment  1945-12-04 - 1946-01-30  Battalion: 16th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: commanding officer 15th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: new command /infantry battalion 
Career summary 16  1946-01-30  appointed commanding officer 55/53rd battalion 
Appointment  1946-01-30 - 1946-06-01  Battalion: 53/55th; Rank on appointment: commanding officer 16th battalion ; Appointed from: lieutenant colonel; Reason for end of appointment: base appointment: Perm. Member of Mil Courts 8MD for WC Trials 
Career summary 17  1946-06-01 - 1947-05-02  appointed Permanent Member of Military Courts in 8MD for War Crimes Trials 
Career summary 18  1947-05-06  Mention in Despatches 
Career summary 19  1947-10-01  Reserve of Officers 
Career summary 6  c 1941-04-01  arrived Greece 
Career summary 7  c 1941-05-30  arrived Middle East from Greec 
WW2 Service 3    Bougainville 
Interwar Service 1    Presumably OR service 60th battalion ?? 
WW2 Service 2    Bardia-Benghazi 

Occupation: Cabinet Maker