Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Frank Rae

Service number 1275, NX116990
Ranks Held Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant, Temporary Captain, Lieutenant Colonel
Birth Date 21 October 1894
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Place Sydney
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1945-07-19
Published in London Gazette in 1919-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1918-05-28
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-10-24
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1945-07-19
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Machine Guns
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Captain
    London Gazette
    28 May 1918 on page 6203 at position 27
    Commonwealth Gazette
    24 October 1918 on page 2056 at position 291
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    2nd Australian Machine Gun Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    01 January 1919 on page 33 at position 3
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 888 at position 119
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    35th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    19 July 1945 on page 3717 at position 33
    Commonwealth Gazette
    19 July 1945 on page 1548 at position 44
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

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

    Unit
    6th Australian Machine Gun Company
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    2nd Australian Machine Gun Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Sergeant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    6th Australian Machine Gun Company
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant

Timeline

Date of birth 21 October 1894 Sydney NSW
Date of embarkation 12 May 1915
Date commissioned 03 November 1915
WW1 Service 2 15 March 1916 lieutenant (MGO) 20th battalion
Date of recommendation honour or award 04 March 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 09 March 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 24 September 1918
Interwar Service 1 01 May 1922 Reserve of Officers
Career summary 1 19 July 1940 captain 36th battalion
Career summary 3 19 February 1941 temporary major
Career summary 4 10 March 1941 full time duty
Career summary 7 18 November 1941 attached Headquarters 14th Brigade 17
Career summary 6 03 January 1942 attached Headquarters 2ndDivision3 Nov
Career summary 8 1942-03-14 - 1942-06-01 attached 35th batta
Career summary 11 01 June 1942 temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 35th battalion
Career summary 9 01 June 1942 TFD 35th battalion
Appointment 1942-06-01 - 1944-08-19 Battalion: 35th; Rank on appointment: captain, temporary lieutenant colonel ; Appointed from: 35th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: age new command -training unit: commanding officer Aust Recruit training Centre
Career summary 10 05 September 1942 enlisted 2AIF
Career summary 12 04 July 1943 course course Regimental Commanders School
Career summary 13 25 January 1944 arrived Finschhafen
Career summary 15 19 August 1944 relinquished command 35th battalion (reposting)
Career summary 17 17 October 1944 Returned to Australia (Townsville ) ex Madang
Career summary 18 01 November 1944 commanding officer Aust Recruit Training Centre
Career summary 19 31 July 1945 Mention in Despatches
Career summary 20 18 December 1945 relinquished command Aust Recruit Training Centre (retirement)
Career summary 21 24 January 1946 Reserve of Officers
Career summary 14 c 1944 major (bd 1 Sep 42) lieutenant colonel (bd 1 Sep 42) gazetted
Career summary 16 [diary of Parry-Okeden confirms reposting due to age]
Career summary 2 captain Headquarters 1st Div
Career summary 5 TFD 8th Brigade 10 Mar
Served 1914-1918 Command: ; Service: Gallipoli, Western Front
WW1 Service 3 captain 2ndmachine gun battalion
WW2 Service 1 New Guinea