Lieutenant Colonel Alonzo Sydney Clive Sparkes

Service number QX6039
Birth Date 15 May 1900
Birth Place Australia: Queensland, Brisbane
Death Date 30 November 1987
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Army
Unit AIF Headquarters Middle East
Place Brisbane
Conflicts/Operations
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1943-10-14
Published in London Gazette in 1943-06-24
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1944-03-16
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1944-01-06

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

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

    Unit
    AIF Headquarters Middle East
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    24 June 1943 on page 2865 at position 21
    Commonwealth Gazette
    16 March 1944 on page 650 at position 39
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    AIF Headquarters Middle East
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    14 October 1943 on page 4549 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    06 January 1944 on page 6 at position 30

Timeline

Date of birth 15 May 1900 Brisbane, QLD
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 16 May 1918
WW1 Service 1 16 May 1918 enlisted AIF
WW1 Service 2 27 December 1918 demobilised
Date commissioned 01 March 1922
Interwar Service 1 01 March 1922 lieutenant 9th battalion
Interwar Service 2 30 December 1923 captain
Interwar Service 3 1926-07-01 - 1930-06-30 seconded staff captain 11th Brigade
Interwar Service 4 01 July 1930 9/15th bn
Interwar Service 5 28 March 1933 major
Interwar Service 6 01 October 1934 9/49th battalion
Career summary 2 18 September 1939 full time duty
Career summary 3 03 October 1939 seconded brigade major 7th Brigade
Career summary 4 13 October 1939 seconded 2/9th battalion
Career summary 5 24 October 1939 enlisted 2AIF
Career summary 6 06 November 1939 officer commanding A Company
Career summary 7 22 December 1939 course company commander #14 (Sydney Command and Staff School?) 4
Career summary 8 17 June 1940 arrived Scotland
Career summary 9 26 June 1940 lieutenant colonel commanding officer 71st battalion
Appointment 1940-06-26 - 1941-04-14 Battalion: 2/32nd; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: 2iC 2/9th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: new command -training unit: commanding officer 9th Australian infantry training Brigade
Career summary 10 10 March 1941 arrived Middle East ex United Kingdom
Career summary 11 1941-03-10 - 1941-04-13 course Middle East Tactical School senior offi
Career summary 12 14 April 1941 relinquished command 2/32nd battalion
Career summary 14 13 May 1941 seconded commanding officer 9th Australian infantry training Brigade
Career summary 15 22 February 1942 2iC AIF Middle East reinforcements Depot
Career summary 16 10 January 1943 attached Headquarters AIF Middle East
Career summary 17 25 February 1943 Returned to Australia (Melb)
Career summary 18 31 March 1943 command 7th Australian infantry training Brigade
Career summary 19 26 August 1943 Mention in Despatches (Middle East 1 May-22 Oct 42)
Career summary 20 08 May 1944 2iC Headquarters Aust Training Centre (JW) (Canungra)
Career summary 21 08 July 1944 arrived Moresby
Career summary 22 1944-07-19 - 1944-08-02 attached Headquarters 8th Bri
Career summary 23 04 August 1944 Returned to Australia
Career summary 24 22 December 1944 general service officer grade 1 director of Mil Trg, G Br, LHQ,
Career summary 25 17 May 1945 relinquish general service officerI...
Career summary 26 09 June 1945 colonel (CO?) Headquarters 2nd Australian infantry training Brigade
Career summary 27 18 December 1945 commanding officer Recruit Training Centre
Career summary 28 08 February 1946 relinquished command Recruit Training Centre
Career summary 29 03 April 1946 Reserve of Officers
Date of death 30 November 1987
Date of death 30 November 1987
Career summary 1 major 9/49 battalion
Career summary 13 attached Amiriya Sub
WW1 Service 3 *** DIDN'T SEE ACTIVE SERVICE ***
WW2 Service 1 United Kingdom
WW2 Service 2 Benghazi