QX6039 Alonzo Sydney Clive Sparkes

Date of birth1900-05-15 Brisbane, QLD 
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1918-05-16   
WW1 Service 1  1918-05-16  enlisted AIF 
WW1 Service 2  1918-12-27  demobilised 
Date commissioned  1922-03-01   
Interwar Service 1  1922-03-01  lieutenant 9th battalion 
Interwar Service 2  1923-12-30  captain 
Interwar Service 3  1926-07-01 - 1930-06-30  seconded staff captain 11th Brigade 
Interwar Service 4  1930-07-01  9/15th bn 
Interwar Service 5  1933-03-28  major 
Interwar Service 6  1934-10-01  9/49th battalion 
Career summary 2  1939-09-18  full time duty 
Career summary 3  1939-10-03  seconded brigade major 7th Brigade 
Career summary 4  1939-10-13  seconded 2/9th battalion 
Career summary 5  1939-10-24  enlisted 2AIF 
Career summary 6  1939-11-06  officer commanding A Company 
Career summary 7  1939-12-22  course company commander #14 (Sydney Command and Staff School?) 4 
Career summary 8  1940-06-17  arrived Scotland 
Career summary 9  1940-06-26  lieutenant colonel commanding officer 71st battalion 
Appointment  1940-06-26 - 1941-04-14  Battalion: 2/32nd; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: 2iC 2/9th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: new command -training unit: commanding officer 9th Australian infantry training Brigade 
Career summary 10  1941-03-10  arrived Middle East ex United Kingdom 
Career summary 11  1941-03-10 - 1941-04-13  course Middle East Tactical School senior offi 
Career summary 12  1941-04-14  relinquished command 2/32nd battalion 
Career summary 14  1941-05-13  seconded commanding officer 9th Australian infantry training Brigade 
Career summary 15  1942-02-22  2iC AIF Middle East reinforcements Depot 
Career summary 16  1943-01-10  attached Headquarters AIF Middle East 
Career summary 17  1943-02-25  Returned to Australia (Melb) 
Career summary 18  1943-03-31  command 7th Australian infantry training Brigade 
Career summary 19  1943-08-26  Mention in Despatches (Middle East 1 May-22 Oct 42) 
Career summary 20  1944-05-08  2iC Headquarters Aust Training Centre (JW) (Canungra) 
Career summary 21  1944-07-08  arrived Moresby 
Career summary 22  1944-07-19 - 1944-08-02  attached Headquarters 8th Bri 
Career summary 23  1944-08-04  Returned to Australia 
Career summary 24  1944-12-22  general service officer grade 1 director of Mil Trg, G Br, LHQ, 
Career summary 25  1945-05-17  relinquish general service officerI... 
Career summary 26  1945-06-09  colonel (CO?) Headquarters 2nd Australian infantry training Brigade 
Career summary 27  1945-12-18  commanding officer Recruit Training Centre 
Career summary 28  1946-02-08  relinquished command Recruit Training Centre 
Career summary 29  1946-04-03  Reserve of Officers 
Career summary 1    major 9/49 battalion  
WW1 Service 3    *** DIDN'T SEE ACTIVE SERVICE *** 
WW2 Service 2    Benghazi 
WW2 Service 1    United Kingdom 
Career summary 13    attached Amiriya Sub 
Date of death1987-11-30  

Cadet Service: 4 years prior to 1918; Militia Number: Q24064; Occupation: Service Manager