NX8 / Lieutenant General Leslie James Morshead, KCB, KBE, CMG, DSO

Date of birth1889-09-18 Ballarat, VIC 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1914-09-13  Enlisted in the AIF. 
Other  1914-09-13  Appointed to the 2nd Battalion with the rank of lieutenant. 
Date promoted  1914-10-18  Appointed captain. 
Other  1915-01-01  Second in command, C Company, 2nd Battalion. 
Other  1915-04-25  Landed at Gallipoli. 
Date promoted  1915-06-08  Appointed major. 
Date of honour or award  1916-01-28  Mention in Despatches. 
Date promoted  1916-04-16  Appointed lieutenant colonel and given command of the 33rd Battalion. 
Date of honour or award  1917-06-01  Mention in Despatches. 
Date of honour or award  1917-06-04  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. 
Date of honour or award  1918-12-31  Mention in Despatches. 
Date of honour or award  1919-01-23  French Legion of Honour - 5th Class Chevalier. 
Other units  1919-07-14  Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters AIF Depots UK. 
Date of honour or award  1919-10-24  Mention in Despatches. 
Date returned to Australia  1919-12  Returned to Sydney. 
Other  1920-03-15  AIF appointment terminated. 
Date of honour or award  1920-03-25  Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George. 
Date of honour or award  1920-04-01  Mention in Despatches. 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1939-10-10  Enlisted in the 2nd AIF and was given command of the 18th Brigade. 
Other  1940-05  Sailed for Britain. 
Date of honour or award  1941-01-01  Commander of the Order of the British Empire 
Date promoted  1941-02  Promoted to major general in command of the 9th Division. 
Date of honour or award  1942-01-06  Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. 
Date of honour or award  1942-06-30  Mention in Despatches. 
Date of honour or award  1942-11-24  Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath. 
Date returned to Australia  1943  On returning to Australia he took command of II Corps which he led in New Guinea. 
Date of honour or award  1943-06  Mention in Despatches. 
Date of honour or award  1943-06-24  Mention in Despatches. 
Other units  1944  Given command of I Corps, leading them through the final battles of the war in Borneo. 
Date of honour or award  1944-11-23  Polish Virtuti Militari - sixth class. 
Date of discharge  1945-12-21   
Date of honour or award  1947-03  Mention in Despatches. 
Date of honour or award  1947-03-06  Mention in Despatches. 
Date of honour or award  1948-01-02  Medal of Freedom. 
Date of death1959-09-26 Sydney, NSW 

Served as a Lieutenant at Gallipoli. Served as a senior commanding officer at Lieutenant General rank during Second World War. Lieutenant General with 1 Australian Corps prior to discharge from the Army, 21 December 1945.