Alexander Hugh Falconer

Service number V40073
Birth Date 21 December 1908
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Malvern
Final Rank
Units
Place Malvern
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945

Timeline

Date of birth 21 December 1908 Malvern VIC
Interwar Service 1 01 July 1926 L/CPlatoon 37th battalion
Interwar Service 2 01 December 1926 CPlatoon
Date commissioned 15 May 1928
Interwar Service 4 15 May 1928 lieutenant
Interwar Service 5 01 July 1930 37/52nd battalion
Interwar Service 6 01 December 1936 52nd battalion
Interwar Service 7 18 March 1937 captain
Career summary 2 05 November 1939 temporary major 52nd battalion
Career summary 3 14 October 1940 24/39th
Career summary 4 01 November 1940 commanding officer 24/39th battalion
Appointment 1940-11-01 - 1941-10-07 Battalion: 24/39th; Rank on appointment: captain, temporary lieutenant colonel ; Appointed from: 24/39th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: new command -infantry battalion /BS
Career summary 5 22 April 1941 temporary lieutenant colonel
Career summary 6 1941-06-09 - 1941-07-05 course Southern Command Training School #10 for Commanding Officers and staff officer s (battalion Com
Career summary 7 07 October 1941 commanding officer 24th battalion
Appointment 1941-10-07 - 1943-07-09 Battalion: 24th; Rank on appointment: captain, temporary lieutenant colonel ; Appointed from: commanding officer 24/39th; Reason for end of appointment: removed from command
Career summary 8 31 October 1941 full time duty
Career summary 9 23 July 1942 enlisted 2AIF
Career summary 10 1942-09-19 - 1942-10-04 course RAAF School of Army C
Career summary 11 1942-11-28 - 1942-12-20 course Joint Overseas Operation Training Sc
Career summary 12 01 March 1943 arrived New Guinea
Career summary 13 21 June 1943 Returned to Australia (Townsville )
Career summary 15 01 August 1943 relinquish temporary lieutenant colonel
Career summary 16 02 August 1943 temporary major
Career summary 17 25 October 1943 7th battalion
Career summary 19 10 December 1943 Court Martial
Career summary 18 1944-01-29 - 1944-02-19 AWL 18-24 Jan
Career summary 24 19 February 1944 DISMISSED
Career summary 1 captain 52nd battalion
Career summary 14 relinquished command 24th battalion 9 Jul 43 [something fishy here]
Career summary 20 'Charge 1. Absenting himself without leave in that he at Yerongpilly [sp] at 1945 hrs on 11 Nov 1943 absented himself without leave until rejoining his unit near Kairi at 1500 hrs on 20 Nov 1943.
Career summary 21 2. Disobeying a lawful command given by his superior officer in that he when ordered by his commanding officer Lieut colonel George Medal Morris on 8 Nov 1943 at Watsonia to proceed with his unit 7 Aust Infantry battalion by train from Watsonia did not do so, but proceeded with his unit as far as Yerongpilly.
Career summary 22 Finding. Guilty of both charges.
Career summary 23 Sentence. To be dismissed from H.M. Service.'
WW2 Service 1 New Guinea