Temporary Brigadier Frederick Alexander 'Bull' Burrows

Service number 2328, NX383
Ranks Held Private, Sergeant, Lieutenant Colonel, Temporary Brigadier
Birth Date 10 November 1897
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Wahgunyah
Death Date 23 May 1973
Final Rank Temporary Brigadier
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Place Wahgunyah
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1942-05-01
Published in London Gazette in 1919-05-14
Published in London Gazette in 1942-02-24
Published in London Gazette in 1941-12-30
Published in London Gazette in 1942-04-16
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-09-15
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1944-11-23

Rolls

Timeline

Date of birth 10 November 1897 Wahgunyah, VIC.
Date of honour or award 1914 Military Medal.
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 28 April 1915
Date of embarkation 16 July 1915
Date promoted 01 February 1916 Lance corporal.
Other units 21 July 1916 C Platoon.
Date wounded 05 October 1916 Wounded in action shell/shrapnel wound to buttock.
Date promoted 27 October 1916 Sergeant.
Date of recommendation honour or award 18 August 1918
Date commissioned 26 August 1918 2nd lieutenant (AMF).
Date wounded 28 August 1918 Wounded in action gun shot wound left arm.
Date promoted 14 January 1919 Lieutenant.
Date returned to Australia 28 March 1919
Other units 31 March 1921 Lieutenant 14th Battalion.
Date promoted 06 April 1925 Captain.
Date promoted 16 April 1929 Major.
Other 18 April 1932 Course - assessed as competant for promotion to lieutenant colonel.
Other units 1938-08-15 - 1940-03-03 Lieutenant colonel commanding officer, 36th Battalion.
Other 1940-03-03 - 1940-05-06 Full time duty commanding officer Eastern Command Recruit Training Depot.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 08 April 1940 Enlisted 2nd AIF.
Other units 1940-04-26 - 1941-12-26 Lieutenant colonel, commanding officer, 2/13th Battalion.
Other 05 May 1940 Seconded commanding officer 2/13th Battalion.
Other 26 November 1940 Arrived Middle East.
Date wounded 26 December 1941 Gun shot wound to head at Ed Duda.
Date of honour or award 16 January 1942 Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.
Date returned to Australia 10 March 1942 Returned to Sydney.
Other units 1942-05-09 - 1942-05-24 Temporary brigadier, commander 1st Brigade.
Date of honour or award 30 December 1942 Mention in Despatches.
Other 1943-01-23 - 1943-02-14 Course - Joint Overseas Operation Training School.
Date promoted 12 October 1944 Appointed colonel.
Other 28 July 1945 Retired List.
Date of death 23 May 1973