VX138 Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Bradbury Challen, MBE

Date of birth1906-11-26 Daylesford, VIC 
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1924   
Other units  1924  37th Battalion. 
Date promoted  1925-10-05  Lieutenant. 
Date commissioned  1925-10-05   
Other units  1936-06-05  57/60th Battalion. 
Other units  1939-10-13  2/8th Battalion. 
Date promoted  1940-01-25  Captain. 
Other  1940-05-18  Arrived Middle East. 
Other units  1940-05-28 - 1940-06-17  Attached Headquarters 19th Brigade. 
Other  1940-07-22 - 1940-08-26  Course Middle East Tactical School. 
Other units  1940-09-23  Seconded adjutant 19th Australian Infantry Training Battalion. 
Other units  1941-03-29  Seconded staff captain 21st Brigade. 
Other  1941-09-08 - 1941-12-30  Course Middle East Staff School. 
Other units  1941-12-28  Brigade major 21st Brigade. 
Date of honour or award  1941-12-30  Member of the Order of the British Empire. 
Date returned to Australia  1942-03-25  Adelaide. 
Other units  1942-09-30  Commanding officer 2/14th Battalion. 
Other units  1942-09-30 - 1943-07-05  2/14th Battalion. 
Date returned to Australia  1943-01-16  Cairns. 
Other units  1943-01-17  Attached Headquarters 21st Brigade. 
Other units  1943-07-09  Attached Headquarters 2 Australian Corps. 
Other units  1943-12-15  General service officer grade 1 (Liasion) Headquarters 1st Australian Corps. 
Date promoted  1943-12-30  Major. 
Date promoted  1943-12-30  Lieutenant colonel. 
Other units  1944-04-12  General service officer grade 1 (Liasion) Headquarters 2nd Australian Corps. 
Other  1944-04-28  Arrived Moresby. 
Other units  1944-05-06  General service officer grade 1 (Liasion) Headquarters New Guinea Force. 
Other units  1944-10-02  General service officer grade 1 (Liasion) Headquarters 2nd Australian Corps. 
Other  1945-01-07  Arrived Bougainville. 
Other units  1945-03-17 - 1945-04-04  Attached Headquarters 15th Brigade 
Other units  1945-09-26 - 1945-10-07  Attached Headquarters 3rd Division. 
Date returned to Australia  1945-10-30  Brisbane. 
Other  1945-11-15  Reserve of Officers. 
Date of death1971-09-08