Lieutenant Colonel Charles Cecil Francis Bourne

Service number QX6008
Birth Date 29 December 1911
Birth Place Australia: Queensland, Cunnamulla
Death Date 13 January 1969
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Army
Units
Place Cunnamulla
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1945-03-08
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1945-03-15

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    2/12th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    08 March 1945 on page 1304 at position 3
    Commonwealth Gazette
    15 March 1945 on page 650 at position 1
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945

Timeline

Date of birth 29 December 1911 Cunnamulla, QLD
Date commissioned 06 March 1936
Other units 13 October 1939 Seconded C Coy, 2/9th Battalion.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 24 October 1939 Enlisted 2nd AIF.
Date promoted 10 July 1940 Captain.
Other 1941-10-13 - 1941-11-15 Course Middle East Tactical School #1 company commander.
Date promoted 11 April 1942 Temporary major.
Other 14 August 1942 Arrived New Guinea.
Other 07 December 1942 Course Land Headquarters Tactical company commander.
Date returned to Australia 12 March 1943 Cairns.
Other units 20 July 1943 Attached 2/12th Battalion.
Date promoted 01 August 1943 Temporary lieutenant colonel and commanding officer 2/12th Battalion.
Other 20 August 1943 Arrived Moresby.
Other units 1943-09-01 - 1945-11-01 2/12th Battalion.
Date promoted 20 January 1944 Lieutenant colonel.
Date promoted 20 January 1944 Major.
Date wounded 21 January 1944 Gun shot wound to abdomen.
Date returned to Australia 17 February 1944 Brisbane.
Other 1944-07-18 - 1944-08-02 Course Command and Staff School.
Date of honour or award 12 March 1945 Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.
Other 31 May 1945 Arrived Morotai.
Date returned to Australia 14 November 1945 Brisbane.
Other 04 December 1945 Reserve of Officers.
Other units 01 April 1948 Commanding officer 25th Battalion.
Other 16 September 1952 Reserve of Officers.
Other units 19 April 1958 Command 7th Infantry Brigade.
Date promoted 19 April 1959 Brigadier.
Other 01 July 1964 Reserve of Officers.
Date of death 13 January 1969
Other c 1945-07-01 Arrived Balikpapan.