Lieutenant Colonel John Charles Robertson

Service number 3921, VX38973
Ranks Held Acting Sergeant, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel
Birth Date 28 October 1894
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Geelong
Death Date 18 January 1942
Death Place Malaya
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Army
Units
Places
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-11-08
Published in London Gazette in 1917-07-18

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    6th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
    London Gazette
    18 July 1917 on page 7255 at position 11
    Commonwealth Gazette
    08 November 1917 on page 2940 at position 19
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Acting Sergeant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    6th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    2/29th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel

Timeline

Date of birth 28 October 1894
Date commissioned 16 May 1914
Pre WW1 Service 1 16 May 1914 Lieutenant 70th Infantry Regiment
Interwar Service 1 01 July 1915 Lieutenant 69th Infantry Regiment
Date of embarkation 08 February 1916
WW1 Service 1 14 August 1916 Second Lieutenant 23rd Battalion
WW1 Service 2 04 January 1917 Lieutenant
Date of recommendation honour or award 30 May 1917
Interwar Service 2 01 October 1918 2/23rd Infantry Regiment
Interwar Service 3 30 March 1921 Captain
Interwar Service 4 31 March 1921 23rd Battalion
Interwar Service 5 31 March 1924 Unattached list
Interwar Service 6 31 March 1929 23rd Battalion
Interwar Service 7 01 July 1929 23/2st Battalion
Career summary 1 16 November 1939 Major Commanding Officer 23/2st
Appointment 1939-11-16 - 1940-10-17 Battalion: 23/2st; Rank on appointment: Lieutenant Colonel; Appointed from: Major 23/2st Battalion; Reason for end of appointment: new command -Infantry Battalion: Australian Imperial Force Battalion
Career summary 2 17 October 1940 Lieutenant Colonel Commanding Officer 2/29th Battalion
Appointment 1940-10-17 - 1942-01-18 Battalion: 2/29th; Rank on appointment: Lieutenant Colonel; Appointed from: Commanding Officer 23/21st; Reason for end of appointment: killed in action: Muar
Career summary 3 29 October 1940 Enlisted 2AIF
Career summary 4 15 August 1941 Arrived Singapore
Date of death 18 January 1942
Killed in action 18 January 1942
Career summary 5 Interim Army 18 Jan 42- on pillion of motorcycle while on way to make contact with Brigade HQ.
Career summary 6 Buried Bakri
WW1 Service 3 6th Light Trench Mortar (Lieutenant) Battery