536465 (SX1434) Lieutenant Colonel Alfred William Buttrose, DSO

Date of birth1912-11-18 Glenelg, SA 
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1930-02-01   
Other units  1930-02-01 - 1933-03-15  27th Battalion. 
Date promoted  1933-03-16  Lieutenant. 
Date commissioned  1933-03-16   
Date promoted  1939-10-04  Captain. 
Other units  1939-10-13  2/10th Battalion. 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1939-11-08  Enlisted 2nd AIF. 
Other  1940-06-18  Arrived Scotland. 
Other units  1940-07-11  72nd Battalion. 
Other units  1940-11-11  Seconded commanding officer AIF Personnel Depot. 
Date promoted  1940-12-04  Major. 
Other  1941-03-08  Arrived Middle East. 
Other  1941-03-10  Course - Middle East Tactical School (Signals). 
Date returned to Australia  1942-03-10  Adelaide. 
Date of honour or award  1942-03-31  Mention in Despatches. 
Date promoted  1942-04-23  Temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer. 
Other units  1942-04-23 - 1943-04-12  2/33rd Battalion. 
Other  1942-09-09  Arrived New Guinea. 
Date returned to Australia  1943-01-07  Cairns. 
Other  1943-03-19  Course - Combined Tactical School. 
Other units  1943-10-07  Command 2 Australian Infantry Training Brigade. 
Date of honour or award  1943-12-28  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. 
Date promoted  1944-02-03  Lieutenant colonel. 
Other units  1944-07-28  Commanding officer 2/5th Battalion. 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1944-07-28 - 1945-11-12  Commanding officer of 2/5 Battalion, 6 Division, 17 Brigade, AIF. 
Other units  1944-07-28 - 1945-11-12  25th Battalion. 
Other  1944-11-29  Arrived Aitape. 
Date returned to Australia  1945-02-02  Townsville. 
Other  1945-02-26 - 1945-04-09  Course - Land Headquarters Tactical senior officers. 
Other  1945-05-07  Arrived Aitape. 
Date returned to Australia  1945-11-30  Sydney. 
Other  1945-12-08  Reserve of Officers. 
Date of honour or award  1946-02-28  Mention in Despatches. 
Date promoted  1952-09-09  Brigadier. 
Other  1953-02-18 - 1956-02-23  Honorary aide de camp tto Governor General. 
Othe units  1953-02-23  Command 13th Brigade. 
Other  1956-03-01  Reserve of Officers. 
Other  1968-11-18  Retired List. 

Army personality, W2 period; Brig. Coy Comd - Greece, Crete 1941.