Major General John Gellibrand, KCB, DSO, DSM

Date of birth1872-12-05 Lleintwardeinse, Ouse, TAS 
Date graduated  1893  Graduated from Royal Military College, Sandhurst. 
Other  1893  Qualified as German and French interpreter. 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1893-10-21  Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the South Lancashire Regiment and posted to 1 Battalion. 
Date promoted  1895  Promoted to Lieutenant. 
Other units  1900  Transferred to 3 Battalion, Manchester Regiment. 
Other  1900-02  Commanded a compnay in the releif of Ladysmith in South Africa. 
Other  1900-03  Served in Natal. 
Date graduated  1907  Graduated from Staff College, Camberley. 
Other  1907  Posted to Ceylon, but resigned his commission. 
Other  1912  Returned to Tasmania and became an orchardist. 
Other  1914-08-20  Appointed to the Administrative Staff of 1 Australian Division. 
Date promoted  1914-09-23  Promoted to Major. 
Date wounded  1915-04  Wounded twice and was evacuated to Egypt. 
Other  1915-04-25  Participated in the landing at Gallipoli. 
Other  1915-05  Returned to Gallipoli. 
Other units  1915-12  Transferred to the staff of 2 Division. 
Date promoted  1915-12  Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and given command of 12 Battalion. 
Date of honour or award  1916  Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and was Mentioned in Despatches for his work at Gallipoli. 
Date promoted  1916-03  Promoted to Colonel, and soon after Temporary Brigadier General. 
Other units  1916-03  Appointed Commander of 6 Infantry Brigade in Egypt. 
Date wounded  1916-05  Wounded in Frane. 
Other  1916-06  Involved in operations at Poziers, Mougquet Farm, the Bapaume Sector, Bullecourt (where he was awarded the bar to his DSO), and Hindenburg Line. 
Other  1917  Posted to the United Kingdom where he undertook the reorganisation of AIF training depots. 
Other  1917-11  Returned to France to command 12 Brigade. 
Date of honour or award  1918-05  Appointed CB and later KCB for his service in France. 
Date promoted  1918-05  Promoted to Major General. 
Date returned to Australia  1918-05-06  Returned to his farm in Risden, Tas. He went on to hold various government, military and political posts in Australia, and had a pivotal role in the establishment of the Legacy movement. 
Date of honour or award  1919  Awarded the Legion d'Honnuer. 
Date of honour or award  1919  Awarded the Croix de Guerre. 
Date of honour or award  1919  Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (United States Army). 
Date of death1945-06-03 'Balaclava', Murrindindi, VIC