Lieutenant Colonel Francis Thornthwaite

Service number V159753
Ranks Held Captain, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel, Major
Birth Date 03 February 1890
Birth Place Australia: Tasmania, Launceston
Death Date 13 August 1940
Death Place Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Army
Units
  • Headquarters
  • AHQ
  • Royal Australian Field Artillery
  • 13th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • 1st Australian Field Artillery Battery
  • 50th Australian Field Artillery Battery
  • 5th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column
  • Royal Australian Artillery
Places
Conflicts/Operations
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1916-07-13
Published in London Gazette in 1919-08-21
Published in London Gazette in 1919-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1917-12-28
Published in London Gazette in 1916-06-03
Published in London Gazette in 1918-12-31
Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-04
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-12-11
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-09-21
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-11-30
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-04-18
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23

Rolls

  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    AHQ
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    1st Australian Field Artillery Battery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    50th Australian Field Artillery Battery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    1st Australian Field Artillery Battery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

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

    Unit
    5th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    04 January 1917 on page 253 at position 34
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1391 at position 49
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    5th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    03 June 1916 on page 5578 at position 5
    Commonwealth Gazette
    21 September 1916 on page 2622 at position 24
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    1st Australian Field Artillery Battery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Royal Australian Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
    London Gazette
    13 July 1916 on page 6954 at position 22
    Commonwealth Gazette
    30 November 1916 on page 3233 at position 47
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    5th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    01 January 1919 on page 21 at position 41
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 888 at position 27
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    13th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    28 December 1917 on page 13565 at position 13
    Commonwealth Gazette
    18 April 1918 on page 842 at position 125
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    5th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    21 August 1919 on page 10609 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    11 December 1919 on page 2374 at position 11
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    Headquarters
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    5th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    31 December 1918 on page 15226 at position 31
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 880 at position 13
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    Royal Australian Field Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    5th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major

Timeline

Date of birth 03 February 1890
Date of embarkation 18 October 1914
Date of recommendation honour or award 17 June 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 12 October 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 20 September 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 25 September 1918
Date of death 13 August 1940

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