VX22 Geoffrey Hutton Brock, DSO

Date of birth1907-10-11 Box Hill, VIC 
Interwar Service 1  1925-07-01  enlisted 24th battalion 
Interwar Service 3  1927-09-02  lieutenant 24th battalion 
Date commissioned  1927-09-02   
Interwar Service 4  1934-08-24  captain 
Interwar Service 5  1939-08-24  24/39th battalion 
Career summary 1  1939-10-13  seconded 2/7th battalion seconded staff captain Headquarters 17th Brigade 
Career summary 2  1939-10-20  enlisted 2AIF 
Career summary 3  1940-01-27  course company commander Command and Staff School 8 
Career summary 4  1940-05-18  arrived Middle East 
Career summary 5  1940-06-18 - 1940-07-12  course Middle East Tactical School Fd 
Career summary 6  1940-07-14  returned to unit (2/7th battalion ) 
Career summary 7  1940-08-14  seconded brigade major 17th Brigade 
Career summary 8  1940-11-15  major 
Career summary 10  1941-05  arrived Middle East ex Greece  
Career summary 11  1941-05-31  returned to unit 
Career summary 12  1941-07-19  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order 
Career summary 13  1941-12-26  Mention in Despatches (Feb-Jul 41) 
Career summary 14  1942-03-27  arrived Ceylon 
Career summary 15  1942-08-04  Returned to Australia (Melb) 
Career summary 16  1942-09-18  commanding officer 51st battalion 
Appointment  1942-09-18 - 1943-04-03  Battalion: 51st; Rank on appointment: major; Appointed from: 2/7th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: new command -infantry battalion /BA 
Career summary 17  1943-04-03  administering commanding officer 31/51st battalion 
Career summary 18  1943-04-26  arrived Thursday Is 
Career summary 19  1943-04-29  arrived Merauke 
Career summary 20  1943-07-09  commanding officer 31/51st battalion 
Appointment  1943-07-09 - 1943-12-19  Battalion: 31/51st; Rank on appointment: major; Appointed from: commanding officer 51st battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: deemed medically unfit for duty (died of sickness ): pneumonia, dermititis, nephritis 
Career summary 21  1943-08-14 - 1943-09-12  attached Headquarters Merauke F 
Career summary 23  1943-11-27 - 1943-12-19  medical dermatitis, nephritis henocks (kidneys) with purpurat[?]leus pneum 
Career summary 24  1943-12-03  Returned to Australia Cairns 
Career summary 22  1943-12-09  lieutenant colonel (bd 18 Sep 42) promul 
Career summary 25  1943-12-19  Died of sickness (buried Atherton) 
Career summary 9  c 1941-04-08  arrived Greece 
Interwar Service 2    ***[Something doesn't make sense here. There is a 'Corporal's Certificate' confirming promotion to CPlatoon dated 25 Sep 1928 in the file, but details on the A.98 'Officer's Record of Service' have him commissioned on 2 Sep 27????]*** 

Cadet Service: senior Cdts 24th battalion 1 Jul 21-30 Jun 25; Occupation: Insurance Official