Brigadier Frederick Oliver Chilton

Service number NX231
Ranks Held Brigadier, Lieutenant Colonel, Temporary Colonel
Birth Date 23 July 1905
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Woollahra
Death Date 01 October 2007
Final Rank Brigadier
Service Australian Army
Units
  • 11 Australian Division
  • 18th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 2/2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Woollahra
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Biographical information The Oxford companion to Australian military history in 1995
Published in London Gazette in 1945-03-08
Published in London Gazette in 1943-12-23
Published in London Gazette in 1941-05-09
Published in London Gazette in 1941-05-09
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1943-12-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1945-03-15

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Date of birth 23 July 1905 Woollahra, NSW.
Date of birth 23 July 1905
Date commissioned 28 July 1926 Lieutenant.
Date promoted 27 July 1929 Appointed captain.
Date promoted 08 June 1937 Appointed major.
Other units 07 July 1938 Staff officer 2 Headquarters 1st Division.
Other 1939-05-29 - 1939-06-10 Course - Command and Staff School.
Other units 13 October 1939 Seconded major 2/2nd Battalion from Headquarters 1st Division.
Other 13 February 1940 Arrived Middle East.
Other 1940-07-20 - 1940-10-20 Course - Middle East Staff School (Haifa).
Other units 19 October 1940 Seconded Headquarters 6th Divisionas liaison officer.
Other units 1940-12-01 - 1941-11-01 Commanding officer 2/2nd Battalion.
Date promoted 17 January 1941 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Date of honour or award 07 March 1941 Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (Bardia).
Date of honour or award 06 May 1941 Mention in Despatches.
Other units 01 November 1941 Seconded general service officer grade 2 Headquarters 1 Australian Corps.
Date returned to Australia 14 March 1942
Other units 06 April 1942 Temporary colonel general service officer grade 1 (ops) Headquarters 1 Australian Army.
Other units 24 June 1942 General service officer grade 1 New Guinea Force.
Other 1942-08-01 - 1945-07-31 Appointed aide de camp to Governor General.
Other 13 August 1942 Arrived Milne Bay.
Other units 13 August 1942 General service officer grade 1 Headquarters Milne Force.
Other units 26 December 1942 Chief instructor Land Headquarters Tactical School.
Date returned to Australia 01 January 1943 Returned to Townsville.
Other units 15 March 1943 Temporary brigadier command 18th Brigade.
Other 1943-08 Arrived Scaromouche.
Date returned to Australia 16 May 1944 Returned to Townsville.
Date of honour or award 09 March 1945 Bar to Distinguished Service Order.
Other 31 May 1945 Arrived Morotai.
Other 20 June 1945 Arrived Balikpapan.
Other 15 October 1945 Arrived Makassar (with Makforce).
Other units 15 October 1945 Attached Headquarters 21st Brigade.
Other units 1945-12-11 - 1946-02-08 Command 21st Brigade.
Other 02 February 1946 Arrived Morotai from Makassar.
Date returned to Australia 15 February 1946 Returned to Sydney.
Other 23 February 1946 Reserve of Officers.
Date of death 01 October 2007
Other c 1941-03-19 Arrived Greece.
Other c 1941-05-30 Arrived Middle East from Greece.

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