Lieutenant Colonel Allan 'Jiggy' Spowers

Service number VX14840
Ranks Held Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel
Birth Date 09 July 1892
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service British Army
Units
Place Melbourne
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1945-11-15
Published in London Gazette in 1916-12-22
Published in London Gazette in 1941-12-30
Published in London Gazette in 1942-12-15
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1945-12-20

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Timeline

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