Lieutenant Colonel John Joseph Scanlan

Service number TX16307, T253518
Ranks Held Captain, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel, Major, Second Lieutenant, Temporary Lieutenant Colonel
Birth Date 19 October 1890
Death Date 06 December 1962
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
  • Headquarters New Guinea Area
  • 58th Infantry Essendon Rifles
  • 59th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflicts/Operations
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-11-07
Published in London Gazette in 1918-09-16
Published in London Gazette in 1919-07-11
Published in London Gazette in 1918-05-28
Published in London Gazette in 1919-06-03
Published in London Gazette in 1918-12-31
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-10-24
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-30
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-02-04
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    59th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    03 June 1919 on page 6461 at position 45
    Commonwealth Gazette
    07 November 1918 on page 2111 at position 5
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    59th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    11 July 1919 on page 8833 at position 11
    Commonwealth Gazette
    30 October 1919 on page 1658 at position 116
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    59th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    59th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Second Lieutenant
  • Second World War POWs and Missing Persons:

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

    Unit
    59th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    59th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    31 December 1918 on page 15228 at position 85
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 880 at position 156
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    59th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    28 May 1918 on page 6202 at position 81
    Commonwealth Gazette
    24 October 1918 on page 2056 at position 194
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    59th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    59th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

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

    Unit
    59th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    59th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    58th Infantry Essendon Rifles
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    59th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    59th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    16 September 1918 on page 10862 at position 4
    Commonwealth Gazette
    04 February 1919 on page 131 at position 6

Timeline

Date of birth 19 October 1890
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 24 August 1914 Appointed 2nd lieutenant in the 7th Battalion.
Date of embarkation 19 October 1914
Date promoted 01 February 1915 Appointed lieutenant.
Date of embarkation 01 August 1916
Other units 15 October 1916 59th Battalion.
Date promoted 01 November 1916 Appointed captain.
Other units 26 November 1916 58th Battalion.
Other units 25 December 1916 59th Battalion.
Other units 25 December 1916 8th Brigade Headquarters.
Other units 05 January 1917 Staff Captain - 8th Brigade Headquarters.
Date promoted 20 February 1917 Appointed major.
Other units 04 June 1917 15th Infantry Brigade Headquarters.
Other units 04 June 1917 59th Battalion.
Other units 16 July 1917 59th Battalion.
Other units 19 September 1917 5th Australian Division Headquarters.
Other units 29 September 1917 59th Battalion.
Other units 24 January 1918 Temporary Commanding Officer 57th Battalion.
Other units 29 January 1918 59th Battalion.
Date promoted 06 February 1918 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Other units 06 February 1918 Temporary Commanding Officer of 59th Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 08 March 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-04
Date of recommendation honour or award 10 July 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-08
Date of recommendation honour or award 03 October 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 22 December 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 31 January 1919
Other 01 August 1919 AIF appointment terminated.
Date of death 06 December 1962