Brigadier General Evan Alexander Wisdom

Ranks Held Brigadier General, Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, Major, Temporary Brigadier General
Birth Date 29 September 1869
Birth Place United Kingdom: Scotland, Highland, Inverness
Death Date 07 December 1945
Death Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Final Rank Brigadier General
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
  • Unattached List
  • 2nd Australian Division
  • 5th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 7th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 18th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • General List
Places
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1917-06-01
Published in London Gazette in 1916-07-13
Published in London Gazette in 1919-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1918-05-28
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 London Gazette in 1917-06-04
Published in London Gazette in 1917-03-09
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-08-21
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-09-21
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-10-24
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
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-10-04
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-10-04

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    5th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    General List
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    28 December 1917 on page 13564 at position 51
    Commonwealth Gazette
    18 April 1918 on page 842 at position 42
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Brigadier General
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

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

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

    Unit
    18th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    General List
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    31 December 1918 on page 15225 at position 97
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 878 at position 40
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    18th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    13 July 1916 on page 6944 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    30 November 1916 on page 3233 at position 25
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

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

    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Brigadier General
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Brigadier General
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

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

    Unit
    General List
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    04 June 1917 on page 5455 at position 3
    Commonwealth Gazette
    04 October 1917 on page 2626 at position 4
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    General List
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    09 March 1917 on page 2448 at position 3
    Commonwealth Gazette
    21 August 1917 on page 1781 at position 3
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    General List
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    28 May 1918 on page 6200 at position 64
    Commonwealth Gazette
    24 October 1918 on page 2055 at position 80
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Brigadier General
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

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

    Unit
    18th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    04 January 1917 on page 255 at position 76
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1393 at position 1
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    18th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    01 June 1917 on page 5420 at position 31
    Commonwealth Gazette
    04 October 1917 on page 2622 at position 73
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Brigadier General
  • First World War Nominal Roll:

    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    5th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    18th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    03 June 1916 on page 5570 at position 11
    Commonwealth Gazette
    21 September 1916 on page 2622 at position 12
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    General List
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    01 January 1919 on page 5 at position 2
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 887 at position 18
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    2nd Australian Division
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel

Timeline

Date of birth 29 September 1869
Other 1891 Emigrgated to Western Australia where he became a gold prospector.
Date commissioned 1901 Commissioned as a lieutenant in the Western Australian Mounted Infantry and given command of the Cannington Troop.
Date promoted 1903 Promoted to captain.
Other 1908 Became a brigade major of the Western Australian Infantry Brigade.
Other 1908 - 1913 Mayor of Cottesloe.
Other units 1914 Placed in charge of the Karrakatta training camp.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1915
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1915-03 Appointed to the AIF with the rank of major as brigade major of the 5th Infantry Brigade.
Date of enlistment 24 March 1915
Date of embarkation 12 May 1915
Date of honour or award 1916 Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for his services at Gallipoli.
Other units 1916-02 Given command of the 18th Infantry Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 16 September 1916
Date promoted 1916-11 Promoted to Colonel and temporary brigadier general.
Other units 1916-11 Took over command of the 7th Infantry Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 08 March 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 30 September 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 04 March 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 09 March 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 29 April 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 21 September 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 24 September 1918
Date of honour or award 1919 Mention in Despatches six times and made a Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG) for his services on the Western Front.
Other 1919 Served with the AIF's Demobilisation and Repatriation Department in London.
Date returned to Australia 15 November 1919
Date of death 07 December 1945

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