VX44770/Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Austin Frank Pond, OBE

Date of birth1905-12-08 Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Surrey Hills 
Interwar Service 1  1923  C Platoon MUR 
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1923   
Interwar Service 2  1924-07-01  Sergeant 
Interwar Service 3  1925-12-12  warrant officer II Company Sergeant Major 
Interwar Service 4  1926-09-09  Lieutenant 
Date commissioned  1926-09-09   
Interwar Service 5  1931-11-13  Captain 
Interwar Service 6  1938-09-20  5th Battalion 
Interwar Service 7  1938-09-21  Major 
Career summary 1  1939-10-28  Course Command and Staff School #12 Prospective Commanding Officers 15 
Career summary 2  1939-12-15  Seconded General Service Officer Grade 3 Headquarters 4th Division 
Career summary 3  1940-06-29  General Service Officer Grade 2 Headquarters 4th Division 
Career summary 4  1940-07-01  Seconded 2/40th Battalion 
Career summary 5  1940-08-11  2IC 
Career summary 6  1940-11-09  Brigade Major 27th Brigade 
Career summary 7  1941-04-07  Married 
Career summary 8  1941-08-15  Arrived Singapore 
Career summary 9  1941-12-24  Officer of the Order of the British Empire 
Career summary 10  1942-01-25  Lieutenant Colonel Commanding Officer 2/29th Battalion 
Appointment  1942-01-25 - 1942-02-15  Battalion: 2/29th; Rank on appointment: Lieutenant Colonel; Appointed from: Brigade Major 27th Brigade; Reason for end of appointment: prisoner of war: Singapore 
Career summary 11  1942-02-15  Prisoner of War 
Career summary 12  1942-02-16  Missing in Action (reported) 
Career summary 13  1943-04-19  Attached F Force 9 (depart Singapore) 
Career summary 14  1945-09-04  Safe in Allied hands Changi 
Career summary 15  1945-10-09  Returned to Australia (Syd) 
Career summary 16  1946-01-31  ED 
Career summary 17  1946-08-30  Mention in Despatches (Malaya 42) 
Career summary 19  1952-06-05  General Service Officer Grade 1 AHeadquarters DMT(CMF) 
Career summary 20  1955-12-09  Retired List 
Career summary 18    *** POST WAR *** 

Background: attended Caufield Grammar MA, LL.B, DIP COM - Uni of Melb; Cadet Service: Area 46 A 1920-23; Militia Number: 3/129348; Occupation: Solicitor. POW.