Major General John Gellibrand

Ranks Held Brigadier General, Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, Major, Major General, Temporary Brigadier General
Birth Date 05 December 1872
Birth Place Australia: Tasmania, Ouse
Death Date 03 June 1945
Death Place Australia: Victoria, Murrindindi
Final Rank Major General
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Places
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Biographical information The Oxford companion to Australian military history in 1995
Published in London Gazette in 1917-06-01
Published in London Gazette in 1919-07-12
Published in London Gazette in 1916-07-13
Published in London Gazette in 1919-01-29
Published in London Gazette in 1919-08-21
Published in London Gazette in 1919-07-11
Published in London Gazette in 1917-12-28
Published in London Gazette in 1918-12-31
Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-04
Published in London Gazette in 1917-06-04
Published in London Gazette in 1917-06-18
Published in London Gazette in 1916-05-02
Published in London Gazette in 1919-06-09
Published in London Gazette in 1916-05-05
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-17
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-09-21
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-09-21
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-30
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-11-30
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-06
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-04-18
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1920-01-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-10-04
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-10-04
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-10-04

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    04 June 1917 on page 5455 at position 2
    Commonwealth Gazette
    04 October 1917 on page 2626 at position 3
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    General List
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    6th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Brigadier General
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

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

    Unit
    3rd Australian Division
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    05 May 1916 on page 4517 at position 2
    Commonwealth Gazette
    21 September 1916 on page 2621 at position 13
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    04 January 1917 on page 253 at position 14
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1391 at position 29
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    6th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Brigadier General
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major General
    London Gazette
    09 June 1919 on page 7420 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    06 October 1919 on page 1468 at position 4
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    13 July 1916 on page 6942 at position 5
    Commonwealth Gazette
    30 November 1916 on page 3233 at position 10

Timeline

Date of birth 05 December 1872
Date graduated 1893 Graduated from Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
Other 1893 Qualified as German and French interpreter.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 21 October 1893 Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the South Lancashire Regiment and posted to 1 Battalion.
Date promoted 1895 Promoted to Lieutenant.
Other units 1900 Transferred to 3 Battalion, Manchester Regiment.
Other 1900-02 Commanded a compnay in the releif of Ladysmith in South Africa.
Other 1900-03 Served in Natal.
Date graduated 1907 Graduated from Staff College, Camberley.
Other 1907 Posted to Ceylon, but resigned his commission.
Other 1912 Returned to Tasmania and became an orchardist.
Other 20 August 1914 Appointed to the Administrative Staff of 1 Australian Division.
Date promoted 23 September 1914 Promoted to Major.
Date of embarkation 21 October 1914
Date wounded 1915-04 Wounded twice and was evacuated to Egypt.
Other 25 April 1915 Participated in the landing at Gallipoli.
Other 1915-05 Returned to Gallipoli.
Date of recommendation honour or award 17 November 1915
Date promoted 1915-12 Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and given command of 12 Battalion.
Other units 1915-12 Transferred to the staff of 2 Division.
Date of honour or award 1916 Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and was Mentioned in Despatches for his work at Gallipoli.
Date promoted 1916-03 Promoted to Colonel, and soon after Temporary Brigadier General.
Other units 1916-03 Appointed Commander of 6 Infantry Brigade in Egypt.
Date wounded 1916-05 Wounded in Frane.
Other 1916-06 Involved in operations at Poziers, Mougquet Farm, the Bapaume Sector, Bullecourt (where he was awarded the bar to his DSO), and Hindenburg Line.
Date of recommendation honour or award 10 October 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917
Other 1917 Posted to the United Kingdom where he undertook the reorganisation of AIF training depots.
Date of recommendation honour or award 05 February 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 08 May 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 30 September 1917
Other 1917-11 Returned to France to command 12 Brigade.
Date of honour or award 1918-05 Appointed CB and later KCB for his service in France.
Date promoted 1918-05 Promoted to Major General.
Date returned to Australia 06 May 1918 Returned to his farm in Risden, Tas. He went on to hold various government, military and political posts in Australia, and had a pivotal role in the establishment of the Legacy movement.
Date of honour or award 1919 Awarded the Croix de Guerre.
Date of honour or award 1919 Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (United States Army).
Date of honour or award 1919 Awarded the Legion d'Honnuer.
Date of death 03 June 1945