Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Moore Norris

Service number VX290
Birth Date 31 January 1909
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Hawthorn
Death Date 07 October 1944
Death Place New Guinea
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Army
Units
Places
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945

Rolls

  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel

Timeline

Date of birth 31 January 1909
Other 1926 Senior Cadets.
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 1927
Date commissioned 02 April 1930 Lieutenant.
Other units 26 July 1932 11/16th Battalion.
Other units 16 April 1934 6th Battalion.
Other units 01 July 1936 Staff captain 2nd Infantry Brigade.
Date promoted 05 January 1937 Captain.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 06 December 1939 Enlisted 2nd AIF.
Other 14 February 1940 Arrived Middle East.
Other units 1940-04-15 - 1940-07-29 Attached Headquarters 6 Australian Division as deputy adjutant and quartermaster general.
Other units 29 July 1940 2/6th Battalion.
Other units 16 January 1941 Attached Headquarters Base Area Lines of Communication Units.
Date promoted 07 February 1941 Temporary major.
Other units 26 October 1941 2/6th Battalion.
Date promoted 16 March 1942 Major.
Other 24 March 1942 Arrived Ceylon.
Date returned to Australia 04 August 1942
Other 27 September 1942 Joint Overseas Operational Training School.
Other 20 October 1942 Arrived New Guinea.
Other 1942-12-14 - 1943-01-06 Attached 17 Australian Infantry Brigade Training centre.
Date returned to Australia 07 April 1943 Returned to Townsville.
Date promoted 26 April 1943 Temporary lieutenant colonel.
Other units 1943-10-18 - 1944-10-08 Commanding officer 7th Battalion.
Other 03 May 1944 Arrived Lae.
Date of death 07 October 1944