Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Markham Sadler

Service number V64336
Ranks Held Captain, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel, Major
Birth Date 08 October 1893
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Paddington
Death Date 05 September 1948
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Place Paddington
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1919-07-11
Published in London Gazette in 1916-09-26
Published in London Gazette in 1919-06-03
Published in London Gazette in 1918-12-31
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-12-14
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-30
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-09-15
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    18th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    26 September 1916 on page 9436 at position 10
    Commonwealth Gazette
    14 December 1916 on page 3387 at position 24
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    17th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    31 December 1918 on page 15227 at position 47
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 880 at position 3
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    17th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    11 July 1919 on page 8830 at position 81
    Commonwealth Gazette
    30 October 1919 on page 1656 at position 27
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    17th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    03 June 1919 on page 6822 at position 12
    Commonwealth Gazette
    15 September 1919 on page 1371 at position 16
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    25th NSW Scottish Rifles Infantry
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    18th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    17th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    17th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    17th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    18th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major

Timeline

Date of birth 08 October 1893 Paddington NSW
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 23 August 1909
Date commissioned 16 November 1913
Pre WW1 Service 1 16 November 1913 2lieutenant 35th Infantry
WW1 Service 1 18 August 1914 2lieutenant (SigO) AN&MEF
WW1 Service 2 19 August 1914 lieutenant
WW1 Service 4 04 March 1915 discharge
WW1 Service 5 07 May 1915 enlisted lieutenant 18th battalion
Date of embarkation 25 June 1915
WW1 Service 6 24 July 1915 arrived Suez
WW1 Service 8 09 January 1916 arrived Egypt
WW1 Service 9 25 March 1916 arrived France
WW1 Service 10 27 May 1916 captain
WW1 Service 11 04 August 1916 wounded in action gun shot wound face
WW1 Service 12 14 August 1916 MEDevacuated United Kingdom gun shot wound face and shell shock
Date of recommendation honour or award 16 August 1916
WW1 Service 13 07 October 1916 Military Cross
WW1 Service 14 23 November 1916 arrived France
WW1 Service 15 04 December 1916 temporary major
WW1 Service 16 04 December 1916 returned to unit
WW1 Service 17 14 January 1917 major
WW1 Service 18 1917-04-08 - 1917-06-16 course senior officers School (Alder
Date of recommendation honour or award 04 March 1918
WW1 Service 19 08 March 1918 temporary commanding officer 20th battalion 2
WW1 Service 20 01 April 1918 lieutenant colonel CO17th battalion
Date of recommendation honour or award 07 September 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 24 September 1918
WW1 Service 21 03 October 1918 wounded in action gas
WW1 Service 22 01 December 1918 arrived France
WW1 Service 23 31 December 1918 Mention in Despatches
Date of recommendation honour or award 06 February 1919
WW1 Service 24 02 July 1919 Returned to Australia
WW1 Service 25 07 September 1919 demobilised
Interwar Service 3 01 October 1920 Reserve of Officers
Career summary 1 1941-08-06 - 1941-09-17 course Command and Staff School (Duntroon) #26 Commanding Officers &
Career summary 2 17 September 1941 lieutenant colonel commanding officer 7th battalion from Reserve of Officers
Appointment 1941-09-17 - 1942-05-01 Battalion: 7th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: Reserve of Officers ; Reason for end of appointment: age base appointment
Career summary 3 25 March 1942 colonel (local)
Career summary 4 1942-03-25 - 1942-04-01 attached 23rd Brigade as Administering com
Career summary 5 01 May 1942 commanding officer 14th Lines of Communication Sub Area,Northern Territory Force
Career summary 6 06 September 1944 temporary colonel
Career summary 7 13 November 1944 commanding officer 11th Lines of Communication Sub Area
Career summary 8 12 November 1945 relinquished command 11th...
Career summary 9 29 November 1945 honourary colonel Reserve of Officers
Date of death 05 September 1948
WW1 Service 7 c 1915-08-20 arrived Gallipoli
Career summary 10 *** NO ACTIVE SERVICE ***
Citations 2 'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He did fine work in the trenches at a very trying time, and, during and attackk on the enemy trenches, displayed great courage and fine leadership. Though wounded during the assault, he stuck to his post till the enemy trenches were taken.'
Citations 3 DSO (14
Citations 4 'For general good work and devotion to duty. While the Brigade was in the HNAGARD Area in April 1918, the fighting was extremely severe, and the strain on all commanders especially Battalion Commanders was very heavy, the splendid work carried out by this officer was most marked. The manner in which he handled his command and the success with which he carried out all his instructions were instrumental in holding up the enemy advance.
Citations 5 Again during the operations from 8th to 11th August 1918, East of AMIENS, his work was of a very high order. This standard was maintained right up to his evacuation (wounded) during the attack on the BEAUREVOIR LINE.
Citations 6 The manner in which he laid his plans and his frequent visits to the most forward positions were responsible for the complete success of the operations in which his unit was engaged.
Citations 7 The good feeling and fighting spirit that exists among the members of the Battalion are due to his untiring zeal on their behalf.'
Interwar Service 1 lieutenant 25th Infantry 1 Jul 15 (in absentia)
Interwar Service 2 2/4th Infantry 1 Oct 18 (in absentia)
Interwar Service 4 No indications in Army Lists of interwar service.
WW1 Service 26 Dstaff officer
WW1 Service 3 arrived Rabaul