Brigadier Arthur Leslie Varley

Service number 3495, N72830, NX35005
Ranks Held Captain, Lieutenant, Private, Brigadier, Temporary Brigadier, Temporary Brigadier [T/Brig]
Birth Date 13 October 1893
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Lidcombe
Death Date 13 September 1944
Death Place Pacific Ocean: South China Sea
Final Rank Brigadier
Service Australian Army
Units
Places
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1946-08-01
Published in London Gazette in 1919-07-11
Published in London Gazette in 1917-08-25
Published in London Gazette in 1918-11-07
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-30
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-03-04
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1946-09-12
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-12-20

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    45th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    22nd Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Brigadier
    London Gazette
    01 August 1946 on page 3922 at position 2
    Commonwealth Gazette
    12 September 1946 on page 2475 at position 12
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    12th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    45th Battalion Seconded 12th Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    45th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    45th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    11 July 1919 on page 8832 at position 39
    Commonwealth Gazette
    30 October 1919 on page 1656 at position 61
  • Second World War POWs and Missing Persons:

    Unit
    2/18th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier [T/Brig]
  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    22nd Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    12th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    07 November 1918 on page 13144 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    04 March 1919 on page 372 at position 15

Timeline

Date of birth 13 October 1893 Lidcombe, NSW.
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 24 August 1915
Date of embarkation 13 October 1915
Other units 06 March 1916 45th Battalion.
Date commissioned 12 March 1916
Other 05 June 1916 Arrived France.
Date promoted 18 August 1916 Lieutenant.
Other 02 September 1916 Adjutant.
Date of recommendation honour or award 14 June 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 06 July 1917
Date promoted 07 July 1917 Captain.
Date of honour or award 14 July 1917 Military Cross.
Other units 10 January 1918 Staff captain Headquarters 12th Brigade.
Date of recommendation honour or award 12 August 1918
Date of honour or award 16 September 1918 Bar to Military Cross.
Date of recommendation honour or award 30 January 1919
Date promoted 28 February 1919 Brigade major.
Date of honour or award 16 March 1919 Mention in Despatches.
Other 22 April 1919 Staff captain No 4 group AIF Depot United Kingdom.
Other 04 October 1919 Demobilised.
Other 01 January 1920 Captain, Reserve of Officers.
Other units 22 February 1939 33rd Battalion.
Other units 04 September 1939 35th Battalion.
Other units 1939-09-13 - 1940-07-01 Major, commanding officer 35th Battalion.
Other 28 October 1939 Course - Sydney Command and Staff School Commanding Officers.
Date promoted 01 December 1939 Temporary lieutenant colonel.
Other units 1940-07-01 - 1942-02-12 Seconded lieutenant colonel commanding officer 2/18th Battalion.
Other 18 February 1941 Arrived Singapore.
Other 31 January 1942 Administering command 22nd Brigade.
Other units 12 February 1942 Temporary brigadier, commander 22nd Brigade.
Date captured 15 February 1942
Other 18 May 1942 A Force (left Singapore).
Other 27 May 1942 Arrived Burma.
Date of death 13 September 1944 Drowned when Rakuyo MAaru sunk by US submarine.