V64336 Rupert Markham Sadler, DSO, MC, VD

Date of birth1893-10-08 Paddington NSW 
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1909-08-23   
Date commissioned  1913-11-16   
Pre WW1 Service 1  1913-11-16  2lieutenant 35th Infantry 
WW1 Service 1  1914-08-18  2lieutenant (SigO) AN&MEF 
WW1 Service 2  1914-08-19  lieutenant 
WW1 Service 4  1915-03-04  discharge 
WW1 Service 5  1915-05-07  enlisted lieutenant 18th battalion 
WW1 Service 6  1915-07-24  arrived Suez 
WW1 Service 8  1916-01-09  arrived Egypt 
WW1 Service 9  1916-03-25  arrived France 
WW1 Service 10  1916-05-27  captain 
WW1 Service 11  1916-08-04  wounded in action gun shot wound face 
WW1 Service 12  1916-08-14  MEDevacuated United Kingdom gun shot wound face and shell shock 
WW1 Service 13  1916-10-07  Military Cross 
WW1 Service 14  1916-11-23  arrived France 
WW1 Service 15  1916-12-04  temporary major 
WW1 Service 16  1916-12-04  returned to unit 
WW1 Service 17  1917-01-14  major 
WW1 Service 18  1917-04-08 - 1917-06-16  course senior officers School (Alder 
WW1 Service 19  1918-03-08  temporary commanding officer 20th battalion 2 
WW1 Service 20  1918-04-01  lieutenant colonel CO17th battalion 
WW1 Service 21  1918-10-03  wounded in action gas 
WW1 Service 22  1918-12-01  arrived France 
WW1 Service 23  1918-12-31  Mention in Despatches 
WW1 Service 24  1919-07-02  Returned to Australia 
WW1 Service 25  1919-09-07  demobilised 
Interwar Service 3  1920-10-01  Reserve of Officers 
Career summary 1  1941-08-06 - 1941-09-17  course Command and Staff School (Duntroon) #26 Commanding Officers & 
Career summary 2  1941-09-17  lieutenant colonel commanding officer 7th battalion from Reserve of Officers 
Appointment  1941-09-17 - 1942-05-01  Battalion: 7th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: Reserve of Officers ; Reason for end of appointment: age base appointment 
Career summary 3  1942-03-25  colonel (local) 
Career summary 4  1942-03-25 - 1942-04-01  attached 23rd Brigade as Administering com 
Career summary 5  1942-05-01  commanding officer 14th Lines of Communication Sub Area,Northern Territory Force 
Career summary 6  1944-09-06  temporary colonel 
Career summary 7  1944-11-13  commanding officer 11th Lines of Communication Sub Area 
Career summary 8  1945-11-12  relinquished command 11th... 
Career summary 9  1945-11-29  honourary colonel Reserve of Officers 
WW1 Service 7  c 1915-08-20  arrived Gallipoli 
Citations 4    'For general good work and devotion to duty. While the Brigade was in the HNAGARD Area in April 1918, the fighting was extremely severe, and the strain on all commanders especially Battalion Commanders was very heavy, the splendid work carried out by this officer was most marked. The manner in which he handled his command and the success with which he carried out all his instructions were instrumental in holding up the enemy advance. 
Interwar Service 1    lieutenant 25th Infantry 1 Jul 15 (in absentia) 
Citations 7    The good feeling and fighting spirit that exists among the members of the Battalion are due to his untiring zeal on their behalf.' 
WW1 Service 26    Dstaff officer  
WW1 Service 3    arrived Rabaul 
Interwar Service 2    2/4th Infantry 1 Oct 18 (in absentia) 
Career summary 10    *** NO ACTIVE SERVICE *** 
Citations 2    'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He did fine work in the trenches at a very trying time, and, during and attackk on the enemy trenches, displayed great courage and fine leadership. Though wounded during the assault, he stuck to his post till the enemy trenches were taken.' 
Citations 6    The manner in which he laid his plans and his frequent visits to the most forward positions were responsible for the complete success of the operations in which his unit was engaged. 
Citations 3    DSO (14 
Citations 5    Again during the operations from 8th to 11th August 1918, East of AMIENS, his work was of a very high order. This standard was maintained right up to his evacuation (wounded) during the attack on the BEAUREVOIR LINE. 
Interwar Service 4    No indications in Army Lists of interwar service. 
Date of death1948-09-05  

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