Brigadier General John Paton

Birth Date 18 November 1867
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Newcastle
Death Date 21 November 1943
Death Place Australia: New South Wales, Newcastle
Final Rank Brigadier General
Units
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 25 July 1917 on page 1542 at position 9
London Gazette 15 February 1917 on page 1600 at position 3


Rolls

  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Colonel
    Place of Embarkation
    Brisbane
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Aeneas A60
    Date of Embarkation
    29 June 1915
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Honours & Awards

  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    13 July 1916 on page 6943 at position 6
    Commonwealth Gazette
    30 November 1916 on page 3233 at position 21
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Companion of the Order of the Bath
    Classification
    Order of the Bath
    Unit
    25th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    3 June 1916 on page 5555 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    21 September 1916 on page 2621 at position 24
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    4 January 1917 on page 253 at position 26
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1391 at position 42
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    28 May 1918 on page 6200 at position 43
    Commonwealth Gazette
    24 October 1918 on page 2055 at position 59
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
    Classification
    Order of St Michael and St George
    Unit
    5th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    3 June 1918 on page 6454 at position 12
    Commonwealth Gazette
    7 November 1918 on page 2110 at position 16
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Russian Order of St Stanislaus, Second Class
    Classification
    Russian Order of St Stanislaus
    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    15 February 1917 on page 1600 at position 3
    Commonwealth Gazette
    25 July 1917 on page 1542 at position 9
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
    Classification
    Order of St Michael and St George
    Date of Recommendation
    04 March 1918
    Unit
    6th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
    Classification
    Order of St Michael and St George
    Date of Recommendation
    24 May 2017
    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
    Classification
    Order of St Michael and St George
    Date of Recommendation
    01 September 1915
    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
    Classification
    Order of St Michael and St George
    Date of Recommendation
    09 March 1918
    Unit
    6th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Brigadier General
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    2nd Australian Division
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel

Timeline

Date of birth 1867-11-18
Other 1887 Joined the New South Wales Military Forces as a second lieutenant on the 4th Infantry.
Date promoted 1894 Promoted to captain.
Date promoted 1907 Promoted to major.
Date promoted 1909 Promoted to lieutenant colonel.
Other 1914 Appointed to command the Newcastle Defended Port at the outbreak of war.
Date promoted 1914-07-01 Appointed to colonel and assumed command of the 4th Infantry Brigade.
Other 1914-10 Took a drop in rank to lieutenant colonel in order to become Second in Command of the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF).
Other 1914-10-09 Captured the German motor launch Komet.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1915
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1915-03-16 Appointed to command the 25th Battalion as a lieutenant colonel.
Date of embarkation 1915-06-02
Date of embarkation 1915-06-29
Date of recommendation honour or award 1915-09-01
Other units 1915-10-15 Took over the 7th Brigade at ANZAC unuder the orders of Major General Legge.
Date of honour or award 1916-01-01 Appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) for his services at Gallipoli.
Date promoted 1916-01-01 Promoted to colonel and temporary brigadier general.
Date wounded 1916-11-05 Wounded by a German sniper and evacuated to England.
Other units 1917-05-25 Given command of the 17th Infantry Brigade in England.
Other units 1917-07-19 Returned to France to take charge of the 6th Infantry Brigade.
Other units 1918 - 1926 Commanded the 5th and 1st Brigades, and the 2nd Division until retiring with the rank of major general.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-04
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-09
Date of honour or award 1918-08-24 Appointed a Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG) for his services.
Other 1918-08-24 Elected to retire and return to Australia.
Date of death 1943-11-21

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