Brigadier General Alfred Joseph Bessell-Browne

Ranks Held Brigadier General, Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, Major, Lieutenant
Birth Date 03 September 1877
Birth Place New Zealand: North Island, Auckland, Auckland
Death Date 03 August 1947
Death Place Australia: Western Australia
Final Rank Brigadier General
Units
  • Australian Field Artillery
  • 5th Australian Division
  • Artillery
  • 5th Australian Divisional Artillery
  • 5th Australian Divisional Artillery
  • 2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • 8th Australian Field Artillery Battery
  • 1st Western Australian Mounted Infantry
  • 5th Western Australian Mounted Infantry
Places
Conflicts/Operations
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Gazettes Biographical information The Oxford companion to Australian military history in 1995
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-11-07
Published in London Gazette in 1917-06-01
Published in London Gazette in 1919-07-12
Published in London Gazette in 1918-06-03
Published in London Gazette in 1919-07-11
Published in London Gazette in 1918-05-28
Published in London Gazette in 1917-12-28
Published in London Gazette in 1918-12-31
Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-04
Published in London Gazette in 1915-11-05
Published in London Gazette in 1901-08-20
Published in London Gazette in 1902-10-31
Published in London Gazette in 1915-11-08
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-17
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-10-24
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-01-27
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-01-27
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-30
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-04-18
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-10-04

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    5th Western Australian Mounted Infantry
    Conflict
    South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
    Rank
    Lieutenant
    London Gazette
    31 October 1902 on page 6909 at position 11
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Royal Australian Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    31 December 1918 on page 15225 at position 9
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 878 at position 81
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

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

    Unit
    5th Western Australian Mounted Infantry
    Conflict
    South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
    Rank
    Lieutenant
    London Gazette
    25 April 1902 on page 2766 at position 2
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    1st Western Australian Mounted Infantry
    Conflict
    South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
    Rank
    Lieutenant
    London Gazette
    20 August 1901 on page 5482 at position 5
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    5th Australian Divisional Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    5th Australian Division
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Aust Div Art
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    12 July 1919 on page 8937 at position 5
    Commonwealth Gazette
    17 October 1919 on page 1531 at position 48
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Royal Australian Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    01 June 1917 on page 5419 at position 3
    Commonwealth Gazette
    04 October 1917 on page 2622 at position 25
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

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

    Unit
    Royal Australian Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    28 May 1918 on page 6200 at position 4
    Commonwealth Gazette
    24 October 1918 on page 2055 at position 20
  • Pre First World War Conflicts Nominal Rolls:

    Unit
    1st Western Australian Mounted Infantry
    Conflict
    South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    8th Australian Field Artillery Battery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    5th Australian Divisional Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    8th Australian Field Artillery Battery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • First World War Nominal Roll:

    Unit
    5th Australian Divisional Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Pre First World War Conflicts Nominal Rolls:

    Unit
    5th Western Australian Mounted Infantry
    Conflict
    South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Royal Australian Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    11 July 1919 on page 8826 at position 6
    Commonwealth Gazette
    30 October 1919 on page 1660 at position 58
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    5th Australian Division
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Brigadier General
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    8th Australian Field Artillery Battery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    5th Australian Division
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Royal Australian Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    04 January 1917 on page 254 at position 13
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1391 at position 65
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Royal Australian Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    08 November 1915 on page 11026 at position 9
    Commonwealth Gazette
    27 January 1916 on page 157 at position 40
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    8th Australian Field Artillery Battery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Royal Australian Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    28 December 1917 on page 13563 at position 4
    Commonwealth Gazette
    18 April 1918 on page 841 at position 8
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Royal Australian Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    03 June 1918 on page 6452 at position 2
    Commonwealth Gazette
    07 November 1918 on page 2110 at position 3
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Royal Australian Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    05 November 1915 on page 11001 at position 21
    Commonwealth Gazette
    27 January 1916 on page 156 at position 12
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    5th Australian Division
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    5th Australian Divisional Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major

Timeline

Date of birth 03 September 1877
Date of enlistment 17 August 1914
Date of embarkation 03 October 1914
Date of recommendation honour or award 10 September 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-10
Date of recommendation honour or award 06 October 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 09 March 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 20 September 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 08 March 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 25 September 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 31 January 1919
Date returned to Australia 19 April 1919
Date of death 03 August 1947