Second Lieutenant Allan 'Jiggy' Spowers

Service Number VX14840
Birth Date 09 July 1892
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Final Rank Second Lieutenant
Units
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 20 December 1945 on page 2715 at position 1
London Gazette 22 December 1916 on page 12555 at position 1


Collection items

Honours & Awards

  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Bar to Distinguished Service Order
    Classification
    Distinguished Service Order
    Unit
    2/24th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    15 November 1945 on page 5576 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    20 December 1945 on page 2715 at position 1
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    2/24th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    30 December 1941 on page 7357 at position 53
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    2/24th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    15 December 1942 on page 5446 at position 8
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Distinguished Service Order
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    6th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Second Lieutenant
    London Gazette
    22 December 1916 on page 12555 at position 1
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Bar to Distinguished Service Order
    Classification
    Distinguished Service Order
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945

Timeline

Date of birth 1892-07-09 Melbourne, VIC.
Date of birth 1892-07-09
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 1912
Other units 1915-04 3rd Battalion, East Lancs Regiment.
Other 1915-11 Evacuated to Malta
Date promoted 1917 Lieutenant.
Other units 1928-10-03 Captain 52nd Battalion.
Other units 1928-10-03 - 1933-10-02 Staff captain 15th Brigade.
Other units 1930-07-01 37/52nd Battalion.
Other 1933-10-03 Reserve of Officers.
Other units 1939-09-29 46th Battalion.
Other units 1939-09-29 - 1940-01-04 Staff captain Headquarters 3rd Division.
Other units 1940-01-05 - 1940-05-05 Commanding officer 24/39th Battalion.
Date promoted 1940-05-06 Major.
Other units 1940-05-06 - 1940-06-30 Assistant director of Lab Headquarters 1 Australian Corps.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1940-05-11 Enlisted 2nd AIF.
Other units 1940-07-01 - 1942-07-12 Lieutenant colonel commanding officer 2/24th Battalion.
Other 1940-12-17 Arrived Middle East.
Other 1941-03-09 - 1941-04-21 Middle East Tactical School.
Date of honour or award 1942-05-02 Mention in Despatches.
Other 1942-07-12 Missing in action.
Other 1942-08-06 Confirmed prisoner of war.
Date of honour or award 1942-12-15 Mention in Despatches.
Date released 1945-04-05 Arrived United Kingdom.
Date returned to Australia 1945-08-08 Returned to Melbourne.
Other units 1945-09-18 Assistant director Ammenities, Headquarters AMF.
Other units 1945-11-06 Temporary colonel Director of Ammenities, Headquarters AMF.
Other 1946-08-22 Reserve of Officers.
Date of honour or award 1946-10-02 Bar to Distinguished Service Order (for services in Tobruk and the campaigns in Greece and Crete).

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