Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Austin Frank Pond

Service number VX44770
Birth Date 08 December 1905
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Surrey Hills
Death Date 1962
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Army
Units
Place Surrey Hills
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1947-03-06
Published in London Gazette in 1946-08-01
Published in London Gazette in 1942-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1947-03-06
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1946-09-12

Rolls

Timeline

Date of birth 08 December 1905
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 1923
Interwar Service 1 1923 C Platoon MUR
Interwar Service 2 01 July 1924 Sergeant
Interwar Service 3 12 December 1925 warrant officer II Company Sergeant Major
Date commissioned 09 September 1926
Interwar Service 4 09 September 1926 Lieutenant
Interwar Service 5 13 November 1931 Captain
Interwar Service 6 20 September 1938 5th Battalion
Interwar Service 7 21 September 1938 Major
Career summary 1 28 October 1939 Course Command and Staff School #12 Prospective Commanding Officers 15
Career summary 2 15 December 1939 Seconded General Service Officer Grade 3 Headquarters 4th Division
Career summary 3 29 June 1940 General Service Officer Grade 2 Headquarters 4th Division
Career summary 4 01 July 1940 Seconded 2/40th Battalion
Career summary 5 11 August 1940 2IC
Career summary 6 09 November 1940 Brigade Major 27th Brigade
Career summary 7 07 April 1941 Married
Career summary 8 15 August 1941 Arrived Singapore
Career summary 9 24 December 1941 Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Career summary 10 25 January 1942 Lieutenant Colonel Commanding Officer 2/29th Battalion
Appointment 1942-01-25 - 1942-02-15 Battalion: 2/29th; Rank on appointment: Lieutenant Colonel; Appointed from: Brigade Major 27th Brigade; Reason for end of appointment: prisoner of war: Singapore
Career summary 11 15 February 1942 Prisoner of War
Career summary 12 16 February 1942 Missing in Action (reported)
Career summary 13 19 April 1943 Attached F Force 9 (depart Singapore)
Career summary 14 04 September 1945 Safe in Allied hands Changi
Career summary 15 09 October 1945 Returned to Australia (Syd)
Career summary 16 31 January 1946 ED
Career summary 17 30 August 1946 Mention in Despatches (Malaya 42)
Career summary 19 05 June 1952 General Service Officer Grade 1 AHeadquarters DMT(CMF)
Career summary 20 09 December 1955 Retired List
Date of death 1962
Career summary 18 *** POST WAR ***