Lieutenant Colonel Lionel Gregory Bruer

Service number 1011, 3348, SX1432
Ranks Held Private, Lieutenant Colonel
Birth Date 22 February 1895
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Walkerville
Death Date 1972
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Unit 2/10th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Walkerville
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

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Timeline

Date of birth 22 February 1895 Walkerville, SA.
Other 1910 Joined Naval Reserves.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1914-08-04 - 1914-09-10 Served as Ordinary Signalman in the Royal Australian Navy.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 11 September 1914 Enlisted in the AIF, 5th Company, 16th Battalion.
Date of embarkation 22 December 1914
Date wounded 1915-05-02 - 1915-07-15 Wounded in action.
Other 18 August 1915 Became sick, diagnosed with rheumatism.
Date returned to Australia 04 November 1915
Date of discharge 27 February 1916 Deemed medically unfit for duty.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 27 May 1916 Again enlisted in the AIF, 50th Battalion.
Date of embarkation 10 February 1917
Other 02 May 1917 Arrived in the United Kingdom.
Other 13 May 1917 Appointed acting corporal.
Date commissioned 03 November 1917 Appointed second lieutenant.
Other 18 November 1917 Arrived in France.
Other units 26 November 1917 Appointed to the 16th Battalion.
Date promoted 06 November 1918 Appointed lieutenant.
Date returned to Australia 06 June 1919
Date of discharge 14 July 1919 Demobilised.
Other 21 October 1931 Appointed lieutenant in the Reserve of Officers.
Other units 07 January 1932 43/48th Battalion.
Other units 31 March 1932 Seconded staff captain 4th District Base.
Other 01 April 1932 Transferred to Unattached List.
Other units 08 September 1932 43/48th Battalion.
Date promoted 20 April 1934 Appointed captain.
Other 1937-01 - 1937-07 Seconded for the Coronation Contingent.
Other units 01 July 1939 43rd Battalion.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 13 October 1939 Seconded major and second in command of the 2/10th Battalion, Second Australian Infantry Force.
Other 18 June 1940 Arrived in Scotland.
Other 1941-07-25 - 1942-01-07 Appointed acting commanding officer of 2/10th Battalion.
Other 1941-08-01 - 1942-01-07 Appointed commanding officer and temporary lieutenent colonel of 2/10th Battalion.
Date promoted 02 December 1941 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Other 03 January 1942 Relinquished command 2/10th to return home, on compassionate grounds.
Date returned to Australia 28 March 1942 Returned to Melbourne.
Date of discharge 28 April 1943 Transferred to the Reserve of Officers.
Date of death 1972