Lieutenant Colonel John Cecil Thomas Edmund Charles Ridley

Ranks Held Captain, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel, Major
Birth Date 10 January 1881
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1917-02-28
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-07-25

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    5th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    01 January 1917 on page 28 at position 60
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1389 at position 65
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    5th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    5th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    28 February 1917 on page 2093 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    25 July 1917 on page 1544 at position 42
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    Australian Instructional Corps
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    5th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain

Timeline

Date of birth 10 January 1881
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 17 October 1914 Appointed lieutenant and Adjutant in the 5th Light Horse Regiment.
Date promoted 20 October 1914 Appointed captain.
Date of embarkation 21 December 1914
Other units 12 January 1916 Acting Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General 1st Australian Divisional Headquarters.
Other units 15 February 1916 Brigade Major 13th Australian Infantry Brigade.
Date promoted 26 March 1916 Appointed major.
Date of recommendation honour or award 08 December 1916
Date of honour or award 01 January 1917 Distinguished Service Order.
Date promoted 06 February 1917 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Other units 06 February 1917 Commanding Officer 51st Battalion.
Date of honour or award 25 July 1917 Mention in Despatches.
Other units 29 October 1917 Instructor, Senior Officers School, Aldershot.
Other units 27 June 1918 Acting Assistant Adjutant-General Administrative Headquarters AIF.
Other units 20 August 1918 Attached to Headquarters, Fifth Army, France.
Other units 18 September 1918 Commanding Officer 45th Battalion.
Other units 19 November 1918 Attached to 1 G Training General Headquarters, France.
Other units 20 December 1918 Director Branch 3D Research and Development Department, AIF.
Other 20 August 1920 AIF appointment terminated.