Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Gordon Walker

Service number VX32
Birth Date 14 October 1900
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Richmond
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Army
Units
Place Richmond
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1941-05-09
Published in London Gazette in 1941-05-09

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Timeline

Date of birth 14 October 1900
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 01 July 1918
Interwar Service 1 01 July 1918 private 2/24th battalion
Interwar Service 2 28 November 1918 CPlatoon
Interwar Service 3 31 March 1920 SGT 24th battalion
Date commissioned 31 March 1921
Interwar Service 4 31 March 1921 lieutenant
Interwar Service 5 14 September 1925 captain
Interwar Service 6 07 November 1932 major
Interwar Service 7 17 December 1934 Certified competant for lieutenant colonel comd in fd
Interwar Service 8 01 June 1935 lieutenant colonel commanding officer 24th battalion
Interwar Service 9 24 August 1939 commanding officer 24/39th battalion
Career summary 1 13 October 1939 appointed lieutenant colonel commanding officer 2/7th battalion
Appointment 1939-10-13 - 1941-06-01 Battalion: 2/7th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: commanding officer 24/39th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: prisoner of war: Sphakia, Crete
Career summary 2 25 October 1939 Enlisted 2AIF
Career summary 3 17 May 1940 arrived Middle East
Citations 2 07 March 1941 'At Bardia on 3rd January 1941, Lt.-Col. Walker showed great ability in a very confused situation. His sound planning and leadership under fire inspired his Battalion in its fighting during the nights of 3rd and 4th January, and these attributes and his execution of orders were the chief contributing factors in the success of 17th Australian Infantry Brigade operations.' - DV1
Career summary 4 28 March 1941 Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
Career summary 9 1941-06-04 - 1941-06-22 Skenes
Career summary 7 07 June 1941 missing in action
Career summary 10 1941-06-22 - 1941-07-10 Polytechnic Athens
Career summary 11 1941-07-10 - 1941-08-24 Kokinia
Career summary 8 15 July 1941 Confirmed prisoner of war wounded in action
Career summary 12 1941-09-02 - 1941-10-14 Lamsdorf Stalag VIIinfantry battalion
Career summary 13 15 October 1941 Warburg
Career summary 14 1941-10-16 - 1945-04-29 Spangenburg Oflag 9AZ
Career summary 16 12 April 1945 arrived United Kingdom
Career summary 15 14 April 1945 Reported safe in Allied hands
Career summary 17 07 July 1945 Returned to Australia (Sydney)
Career summary 18 25 August 1945 Reserve of Officers
Career summary 5 c 1941-04-10 arrived Greece
Career summary 6 prisoner of war 1 Jun 41 Sphakia, Crete
WW2 Service 1 Bardia-Benghazi
wounded in action 1 Jun 41, Sphakia, Crete