Biography

Birth date: 19 April 1892
Birth place: Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Death date: 14 December 1957
Death place: Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Final rank: Captain
Service number: 405 - First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of embarkation: 20 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Adelaide

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Bar to Military Cross

  • Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Bar to Military Cross

  • Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Military Cross

  • Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Photograph

E04069

An outdoors group portrait of the Commanding Officer, Major William Francis James McCann, MC and bar DSO, (front row, fourth from left) and officers of the 10th Battalion. Also identified is Lieutenant Cecil Claude M Chabrel (second row, first from the right), all other officers are unidentified. ...

E04069

E04377

Informal portrait of the Australian Rules Football Team of the 9th and 10th Battalions, winners of the Australian Divisional Championship for 1919. Identified are: Back Row: Beattie, 10th Battalion (sixth from the left); all others in back row unidentified. Middle row: left to right: unidentified;...

E04377

H01873

Group portrait of the 3rd Brigade band known as the 'All Australia Band'. Comprised of members of the 9th and 10th Battalions, it was named the All Australia Band by the former commanding officer of the 10th Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Maurice Wilder-Neligan, CMG, DSO and bar DCM (centre front)....

H01873

Timeline

Date of birth 1892-04-19
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1914-08-24 Enlisted with the 10th Battalion.
Date of embarkation 1914-10-20
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-07-29
Date of honour or award 1916-09-22 Awarded the Military Cross.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-08-14
Other 1918-08-27 Commanding Officer of the 10th Battalion.
Other 1918-09-30 - 1918-10-04 Commanding Officer of the 10th Battalion.
Date of honour or award 1918-11-07 Awarded the Bar to the Military Cross.
Other 1919-01-01 - 1919-03-17 Commanding Officer of the 10th Battalion.
Date of honour or award 1919-02-01 Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.
Date returned to Australia 1919-05-20
Date of honour or award 1919-07-11 Mention in Despatches.
Date of death 1957-12-14