Lieutenant Colonel Robert Francis Marlan

Service number QX6175, NP10257
Ranks Held Captain, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel
Birth Date 19 June 1896
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Goondah
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Place Goondah
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1947-11-28
Published in London Gazette in 1917-12-28
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1947-12-11
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-04-18

Rolls

Timeline

Date of birth 19 June 1896
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 12 March 1914
Royal Military College 1914-03-12 - 1916-09-05
Date commissioned 06 September 1916
WW1 Service 1 23 September 1916 enlisted AIF
Date of embarkation 07 October 1916
WW1 Service 2 21 November 1916 arrived United Kingdom
WW1 Service 3 13 December 1916 arrived France
WW1 Service 4 30 December 1916 20th battalion
WW1 Service 5 05 January 1917 wounded in action gun shot wound Legs
WW1 Service 6 11 August 1917 arrived France
WW1 Service 7 19 August 1917 returned to unit
Date of recommendation honour or award 25 September 1917
WW1 Service 8 17 October 1917 captain
WW1 Service 9 19 October 1917 wounded in action Shell/shrapnel wound Rt thigh
WW1 Service 10 06 December 1917 arrived France
WW1 Service 11 23 December 1917 returned to unit
WW1 Service 12 01 January 1918 Mention in Despatches
WW1 Service 13 22 August 1918 attached Staff Trainee British 9th Corps
WW1 Service 14 27 November 1918 returned to unit
WW1 Service 15 20 August 1919 Returned to Australia (Syd)
WW1 Service 16 07 November 1919 demobilised
Interwar Service 1 19 December 1919 adjutant & QM 2/20th battalion & Officer of the Order of Australia 20 Ab
Interwar Service 2 01 April 1921 adjutant & QM 33rd battalion
Interwar Service 3 01 August 1922 Officer of the Order of Australia 33A
Interwar Service 4 20 August 1923 adjutant & QM 13th Brigade
Interwar Service 5 06 September 1924 captain (Australian Staff Corps)
Interwar Service 6 21 September 1927 adjutant & QM 17th battalion
Interwar Service 7 24 November 1928 attached 8th Brigade
Interwar Service 8 10 January 1929 brigade major 8th Brigade
Interwar Service 9 17 April 1930 adjutant & QM 17th battalion
Interwar Service 10 22 December 1934 brigade major 9th Brigade
Interwar Service 11 01 July 1935 brigade major 5th Brigade
Interwar Service 12 27 June 1936 B/major (Australian Staff Corps)
Interwar Service 13 01 September 1936 major
Career summary 2 14 February 1940 brigade major 11th Brigade
Career summary 3 26 April 1940 seconded lieutenant colonel commanding officer 2/15th battalion
Appointment 1940-04-26 - 1941-04-06 Battalion: 2/15th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: brigade major 11th Brigade; Reason for end of appointment: prisoner of war: captured vic Mechili
Career summary 4 03 February 1941 arrived Middle East
Career summary 5 19 April 1941 missing in action (reported)
Career summary 6 11 May 1941 prisoner of war (reported)
Career summary 12 09 April 1945 Safe in Allied hands (reported)
Career summary 13 17 April 1945 Letter of commendation for work whil 2iC to senior British Officer Camp Pg 78
Career summary 14 17 June 1945 Returned to Australia (Syd)
Career summary 16 24 September 1945 course #9 Grade I Wing, Staff School
Career summary 17 06 February 1946 general service officer grade 1 Headquarters SA Lines of Communication Area
Career summary 18 15 March 1947 assistant adjutant and quarter master general Headquarters 4MD
Career summary 19 23 December 1947 Mention in Despatches
Career summary 20 18 October 1948 colonel (Australian Staff Corps)
Career summary 21 1949-06-14 - 1949-08-06 attached COL, GS, Headquarters S
Career summary 22 24 October 1949 DAR, A Br, AHeadquarters & OiC Army Records
Career summary 23 20 June 1951 Retired List
Career summary 1 brigade major 5th Brigade
Career summary 10 Oflag IX A/Z
Career summary 11 Oflag XIIB
Career summary 15 *** POST WAR ***
Career summary 7 Italian prisoner of war Camp 78 PM 3300 (Sulmona)
Career summary 8 Italian prisoner of war Camp 57 PM
Career summary 9 Stalag III B
WW2 Service 1 Benghazi