Lieutenant Harold Joseph Wiles

Service number 793, QX54945 (Q27608)
Ranks Held Corporal, Lieutenant
Birth Date 15 November 1894
Birth Place United Kingdom: England, Bedfordshire, Bedford
Final Rank Lieutenant
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 41st Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Bedford
Conflicts/Operations
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1918-09-16
Published in London Gazette in 1918-12-31
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-02-04
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    41st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    41st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    41st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Corporal
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    41st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
    London Gazette
    16 September 1918 on page 10877 at position 9
    Commonwealth Gazette
    04 February 1919 on page 131 at position 8
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    41st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
    London Gazette
    31 December 1918 on page 15228 at position 32
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 879 at position 48

Timeline

Date of birth 15 November 1894 Bedford, UK.
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 30 December 1915
Other units 08 February 1916 35th Battalion.
Other units 22 February 1916 2/41st reinforcements.
Other units 28 March 1916 41st Battalion.
Date of embarkation 18 May 1916
Date promoted 26 September 1916 Sergeant.
Date commissioned 13 January 1917
Other 27 February 1917 Seconded 11th Infantry Training Battalion.
Date promoted 16 July 1917 Lieutenant.
Date of recommendation honour or award 20 April 1918
Date of honour or award 01 June 1918 Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.
Date wounded 29 September 1918 Gun shot wound to left leg.
Date of honour or award 08 November 1918 Mention in Despatches.
Date returned to Australia 22 January 1919
Other 15 April 1919 AIF appointment terminated.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 27 July 1940 Appointed lieutenant 61st Battalion.
Date promoted 19 September 1940 Temporary captain.
Other 14 February 1941 Full time duty Headquarters Northern Command Maryborough.
Other 01 March 1941 Transferred to Australian Intelligence Corps.
Other units 28 March 1941 61st Battalion.
Date promoted 09 April 1941 Temporary major.
Other 17 June 1941 Full time duty AIF Mobile Recruiting Unit.
Other units 22 September 1941 61st Battalion.
Other 23 March 1942 Course - RAAF School of Army Co-Op 3.
Other 11 July 1942 Arrived New Guinea.
Other 1943-02-07 - 1943-04-20 Course - Land Headquarters Tactical School.
Date returned to Australia 13 February 1943 Returned to Sydney
Other 20 April 1943 Arrived New Guinea.
Other units 1943-08-19 - 1944-04-01 Temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 61st Battalion.
Date promoted 16 September 1943 Lieutenant colonel.
Date returned to Australia 07 January 1944 Returned to Cairns.
Other units 1944-04-01 - 1946-02-28 Commanding officer 1st Garrison Battalion.
Other 26 May 1945 Course - School of Mechanisation (3A Mobile Wing).
Other 15 March 1946 Reserve of Officers.