Captain George Radford Warfe

Service Numbers VX186,VX700135,37260
Birth Date 27 July 1912
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Leongatha
Final Rank Captain
Units
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 23 December 1943 on page 2799 at position 23
London Gazette 23 December 1943 on page 5575 at position 42


Collection items

Honours & Awards

  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Distinguished Service Order
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    2/24th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Temporary Major
    London Gazette
    25 October 1945 on page 5211 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    11 October 1945 on page 2161 at position 28
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Military Cross
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    3rd Independent Company
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Temporary Major
    London Gazette
    9 December 1943 on page 5373 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    21 October 1943 on page 2311 at position 14
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    2/6th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    30 December 1941 on page 7358 at position 142
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    3rd Independent Company
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Temporary Major
    London Gazette
    23 December 1943 on page 5575 at position 42
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 December 1943 on page 2799 at position 23
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Distinguished Service Order
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Military Cross
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945

Timeline

Date of birth 1912-07-27
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 1937-03-20 29/22nd Battalion.
Date commissioned 1939-02-06
Other units 1939-10-13 Seconded lieutenant 2/6th Battalion.
Other 1940-05-18 Arrived Middle East.
Other 1941-02-20 - 1941-03-04 Attached Special Duty (Court Martial).
Date promoted 1941-03-01 Captain.
Other 1941-05 Arrived Middle East.
Other 1941-09-15 - 1941-10-04 Course - AIF Middle East School of Engineers.
Other 1942-04-10 Arrived Ceylon.
Date of honour or award 1942-05-02 Mention in Despatches.
Other 1942-08-23 - 1942-09-22 Course - Guerilla Warfare School.
Other units 1942-09-21 Temporary major officer commanding 2/3rd Independant Company.
Other 1943-01-21 Arrived Moresby.
Other units 1943-08-12 Attached 58/59th Battalion.
Other units 1943-09-10 - 1945-01-04 Transferred temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 58/59th Battalion.
Date returned to Australia 1943-10-25 Returned to Townsville.
Other units 1943-10-27 - 1943-11-01 Attached 2/7th Cavalry Commando Regiment.
Date of honour or award 1943-11-30 Military Cross.
Date of honour or award 1944-01-31 Mention in Despatches.
Date promoted 1944-02-24 Lieutenant colonel.
Date promoted 1944-02-24 Major.
Date returned to Australia 1944-07-31 Returned to Townsville.
Other 1944-12-28 Arrived Bougainville.
Other units 1945-01-04 - 1946-02-04 Commanding officer 2/24th Battalion.
Date returned to Australia 1945-01-21 Returned to Cairns.
Other 1945-04-03 Arrived Morotai.
Other 1945-05-01 Arrived Tarakan.
Date of honour or award 1945-10-11 Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.
Date returned to Australia 1945-12-14 Returned to Brisbane.
Date of discharge 1946-02-28
Other 1946-03-01 Reserve of Officers.
Other units 1950-07-07 Lieutenant colonel commanding officer 5th Battalion.
Other 1950-12-15 Interim Army, major.
Other units 1951-02-20 Temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 15th Training Battalion.
Other 1951-03-01 Major Australian Staff Corps.
Date promoted 1951-11-10 Lieutenant colonel.
Other units 1953-01-06 Commanding officer 20th Training Battalion.
Other units 1954-08-18 Australian Observer Unit, Malaya.
Other units 1954-12-13 Chief instructor Battle Wing, Jungle Training School.
Other 1957-02-04 General service officer grade 1 DMT, Headquarters.
Other 1959-02-12 General service officer grade 1 Headquarters 3rd Division.
Other 1962-07-27 Retired List.
Date promoted 1962-07-29 Colonel.
Other units 1962-07-29 Commanding officer 1 RVR Citizens Military Force.
Other 1965-06-01 Citizens Military Force Reserve of Officers.
Other c 1941-04-10 Arrived Greece.

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