Temporary Brigadier Selwyn Havelock Watson Craig Porter

Service number 386601, VX133
Ranks Held Lieutenant Colonel, Major, Temporary Brigadier
Birth Date 23 February 1905
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Tintaldra
Death Date 18 October 1963
Final Rank Temporary Brigadier
Service Australian Army
Units
  • 24th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 2/5th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 2/31st Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Tintaldra
Conflicts/Operations
  • Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Biographical information The Oxford companion to Australian military history in 1995
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1947-03-06
Published in London Gazette in 1942-02-12
Published in London Gazette in 1941-07-08
Published in London Gazette in 1947-03-06

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Date of birth 23 February 1905
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 05 December 1924
Date commissioned 05 December 1924
Other units 05 December 1924 58th Battalion.
Date promoted 15 February 1928 Captain.
Other units 1934-04-16 - 1936-11-23 Seconded staff captain 15th Brigade.
Date promoted 18 November 1936 Major.
Other units 13 October 1939 Seconded major 2/5th Battalion.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 19 October 1939 Enlisted 2nd AIF.
Other 18 May 1940 Arrived Middle East.
Other units 17 January 1941 2/5th Battalion.
Other units 1941-01-28 - 1941-02-26 Attached 2/6th Battalion.
Other units 27 February 1941 Commanding officer 2/31st Battalion.
Other units 1941-02-27 - 1942-03-25 2/31st Battalion.
Date wounded 14 June 1941 Gun shot wound to left thigh.
Date of honour or award 19 July 1941 Mention in Despatches.
Date of honour or award 08 November 1941 Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.
Other units 25 March 1942 Commander 30th Brigade.
Date promoted 01 September 1942 Colonel.
Other 09 September 1943 Chief instructor Land Headquarters Tactical School.
Other 09 November 1943 Arrived Moresby.
Other units 10 November 1943 Commanding Officer 24th Brigade.
Date returned to Australia 23 January 1944 Townsville.
Other 31 July 1944 Course - 1 Australian Corps Command and Staff 19.
Other 23 March 1945 Arrived Morotai.
Other units 31 March 1945 Attached Headquarters 9th Division.
Date returned to Australia 04 October 1945 Darwin.
Other 20 November 1945 Reserve of Officers.
Date of honour or award 01 April 1947 Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Other units 02 August 1948 Commander 6th Brigade.
Other units 02 May 1950 Commander 3rd Division.
Other 02 July 1953 Citizens Military Force Member Military Board.
Other 16 August 1954 Reserve of Officers.
Date of death 18 October 1963
Date of death 18 October 1963
Other c 1942-04-15 Arrived New Guinea.
Other c 1945-06-01 Arrived Labuan.

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