Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Hutton Brock

Service number VX22
Ranks Held Lieutenant Colonel, Major
Birth Date 11 October 1907
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Box Hill
Death Date 19 December 1943
Death Place Australia
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Army
Units
Places
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1941-12-30
Published in London Gazette in 1941-07-08
Published in London Gazette in 1941-07-08

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    17th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    30 December 1941 on page 7357 at position 70
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

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

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    31/51st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    17th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    08 July 1941 on page 3884 at position 5
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    2/7th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    08 July 1941 on page 3890 at position 53

Timeline

Date of birth 11 October 1907 Box Hill, VIC
Interwar Service 1 01 July 1925 enlisted 24th battalion
Date commissioned 02 September 1927
Interwar Service 3 02 September 1927 lieutenant 24th battalion
Interwar Service 4 24 August 1934 captain
Interwar Service 5 24 August 1939 24/39th battalion
Career summary 1 13 October 1939 seconded 2/7th battalion seconded staff captain Headquarters 17th Brigade
Career summary 2 20 October 1939 enlisted 2AIF
Career summary 3 27 January 1940 course company commander Command and Staff School 8
Career summary 4 18 May 1940 arrived Middle East
Career summary 5 1940-06-18 - 1940-07-12 course Middle East Tactical School Fd
Career summary 6 14 July 1940 returned to unit (2/7th battalion )
Career summary 7 14 August 1940 seconded brigade major 17th Brigade
Career summary 8 15 November 1940 major
Career summary 10 1941-05 arrived Middle East ex Greece
Career summary 11 31 May 1941 returned to unit
Career summary 12 19 July 1941 Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
Career summary 13 26 December 1941 Mention in Despatches (Feb-Jul 41)
Career summary 14 27 March 1942 arrived Ceylon
Career summary 15 04 August 1942 Returned to Australia (Melb)
Career summary 16 18 September 1942 commanding officer 51st battalion
Appointment 1942-09-18 - 1943-04-03 Battalion: 51st; Rank on appointment: major; Appointed from: 2/7th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: new command -infantry battalion /BA
Career summary 17 03 April 1943 administering commanding officer 31/51st battalion
Career summary 18 26 April 1943 arrived Thursday Is
Career summary 19 29 April 1943 arrived Merauke
Career summary 20 09 July 1943 commanding officer 31/51st battalion
Appointment 1943-07-09 - 1943-12-19 Battalion: 31/51st; Rank on appointment: major; Appointed from: commanding officer 51st battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: deemed medically unfit for duty (died of sickness ): pneumonia, dermititis, nephritis
Career summary 21 1943-08-14 - 1943-09-12 attached Headquarters Merauke F
Career summary 23 1943-11-27 - 1943-12-19 medical dermatitis, nephritis henocks (kidneys) with purpurat[?]leus pneum
Career summary 24 03 December 1943 Returned to Australia Cairns
Career summary 22 09 December 1943 lieutenant colonel (bd 18 Sep 42) promul
Career summary 25 19 December 1943 Died of sickness (buried Atherton)
Date of death 19 December 1943
Career summary 9 c 1941-04-08 arrived Greece
Interwar Service 2 ***[Something doesn't make sense here. There is a 'Corporal's Certificate' confirming promotion to CPlatoon dated 25 Sep 1928 in the file, but details on the A.98 'Officer's Record of Service' have him commissioned on 2 Sep 27????]***