Lieutenant Colonel George Edward Colvin

Service number NX12217, N60356
Birth Date 22 April 1903
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Army
Units
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1944-04-20
Published in London Gazette in 1943-02-25
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1943-02-11
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1944-04-13

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    2/13th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    20 April 1944 on page 1817 at position 4
    Commonwealth Gazette
    13 April 1944 on page 803 at position 1
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    2/13th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    25 February 1943 on page 965 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    11 February 1943 on page 433 at position 24

Timeline

Date of birth 22 April 1903
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 01 July 1921 Singaller 1 Cavalry Division Signals.
Other units 04 November 1922 C Platoon.
Date promoted 01 July 1923 Lance sergeant.
Date promoted 28 November 1923 Sergeant.
Date commissioned 01 July 1925 Lieutenant.
Date promoted 01 January 1930 Ccaptain.
Other 10 November 1931 Reserve of Officers.
Other units 13 April 1939 Captain 36th Battalion.
Other units 03 March 1940 Training Depot Eastern Command.
Other units 01 May 1940 Seconded captain 2/13th Battalion.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 02 May 1940 Enlisted 2nd AIF.
Other 1940-06-15 - 1940-07-05 Course company commander (Sydney Command and Staff School).
Other 26 November 1940 Arrived Middle East.
Other 1941-03-03 - 1941-06-14 Seconded instructor 20th Australian Infantry Training Battalion.
Date promoted 18 September 1941 Major.
Other units 1942 - 1945 Commanding Officer 2/13th Battalion, North Africa.
Other 1942-02-27 - 1942-03-17 Course - Middle East Camouflage Training Centre.
Other 1942-06-13 - 1942-07-06 Course - Middle East Tactical School.
Other units 1942-10-27 - 1945-10-30 Acting commanding officer 2/13th Battalion.
Date wounded 29 October 1942 Received concussion at El Alamein.
Date of honour or award 16 January 1943 Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.
Date promoted 11 February 1943 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Date returned to Australia 27 February 1943
Other 30 July 1943 Arrived Milne.
Date of honour or award 06 April 1944 Bar to Distinguished Service Order.
Date returned to Australia 07 May 1944 Returned to Townsville.
Other units 1945-04-10 - 1945-05-10 Attached Headquarters 20th Brigade.
Other 10 May 1945 Arrived Morotai.
Other units 1945-09-21 - 1945-10-20 Attached Headquarters 20th Brigade.
Other units 1945-10-16 - 1947-12-16 Commanding officer 66th Battalion.
Other units 1945-11-17 - 1945-12-08 Attached Headquarters 34th Brigade.
Other 13 December 1945 Arrived Morotai.
Other 23 February 1946 Arrived Kure.
Other units 1947-04-28 - 1947-06-03 Attached Headquarters 34th Brigade.
Date returned to Australia 04 December 1947 Returned to Sydney.
Other 16 December 1947 Reserve of Officers.
Other c 1945-06-01 Arrived British North Borneo.
Date returned to Australia c 1945-11-25 Returned to Sydney.