NX12225 John Raymond Broadbent, DSO

Date of birth1914-07-24 Manly, NSW 
Other  1935  Private in the Sydney University Regiment. 
Date commissioned  1937-02-09  Appointed lieutenant. 
Other units  1940-05-01  Seconded 2/17th Battalion. 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1940-05-07  Enlisted in the 2nd AIF. 
Other units  1940-05-09 - 1940-06-07  Attached Headquarters 20th Battalion. 
Other  1940-11-25  Arrived Middle East. 
Date promoted  1941-01-07  Appointed captain. 
Other units  1941-03-03 - 1941-08-25  Seconded instructor 20th Australian Infantry Training Battalion. 
Other  1942-12-31  Course - Combined Operations School Number 1. 
Date returned to Australia  1943-02-27  Returned to Sydney. 
Other  1943-08-04  Arrived New Guinea. 
Date returned to Australia  1944-02-10  Returned to Townsville. 
Date promoted  1944-02-28  Appointed temporary lieutenant colonel, and commanding officer 2/17th Battalion. 
Other units  1944-02-28 - 1946-02-08  Appointed to 2/17th Battalion as a temporary lieutenant colonel. 
Date of honour or award  1944-04-24  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. 
Other  1945-04-21  Arrived Morotai. 
Other units  1945-05-16  Attached Headquarters 9th Division. 
Other  1945-06-09  Arrived British North Borneo. 
Date returned to Australia  1945-12-19  Returned to Brisbane. 
Other  1946-02-08  Relinquished command 2/17th Battalion. 
Other  1946-03-16  Placed on the Reserve of Officers. 
Other units  1948-04-01  Commanding officer 17/18th Battalion. 
Other  1951-06-30  Placed on the Reserve of Officers. 
Other units  1955-07-02  Appointed temporary brigadier to command 5th Brigade. 
Date promoted  1956-07-02  Appointed brigadier. 
Other  1958-07-01  Eastern Command Officers Staff Group (ACMF). 
Other  1963-12-01  Major general command to Headquarters Communications Zone. 
Other  1965-08-17 - 1966-11-30  General officer commanding 2nd Division. 
Other  1966-12-01  Unattached List Eastern Command.