Biography

Birth date: 28 June 1914
Birth place: Australia: Tasmania, Scotsdale
Final rank: Air Commodore
Service number: O337 - Second World War, 1939-1945
109 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • Royal Australian Air Force
  • No. 7 Squadron

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Air Force Cross

  • Unit: Royal Australian Air Force
  • Conflict: Unlinked Conflict

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: Royal Australian Air Force
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 7 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Timeline

Date of birth 1914-06-28
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1935-01 Air cadet
Date commissioned 1936-01 Pilot officer.
Date promoted 1939-03 Flight lieutenant.
Other units 1939-12 Chief Flight Instructor, No 1 Elementrary Flying Training School, Parafield.
Date promoted 1940-10 Squadron leader.
Other units 1941-03 Commanding Officer No 1 Armament Training Station, Cressy.
Other units 1942-08 No 1 Operational Training Unit, Bairnsdale.
Date promoted 1942-10 Wing commander.
Other units 1942-10 Commanding Officer No 7 Squadron, Nowra.
Other units 1942-12 Commanding Officer No 7 Squadron, South West Pacific.
Other units 1944-03 Commanding Officer No 5 Elementary Flying Training School, Narromine.
Date promoted 1944-06 Group captain.
Other units 1944-06 No 8 Operational Training Unit, Narromine.
Other units 1944-08 Headquarters, Bomber Command.
Other units 1944-08 No 11 Personnel Dispatch and Reception Centre (RAF).
Other units 1944-10 Commanding Officer of No 460 Squadron.
Other units 1944-12 RAF stations, Binbrook.
Other units 1945-06 RAF stations, Gamstar.
Other units 1945-09 Commanding Officer of No 1 Operational Training Unit, Sale.
Date promoted 1947-01 Wing commander.
Date promoted 1952-07 Group captain.
Date promoted 1958-05 Acting air commodore.
Other units 1958-06 Commanding Officer Headquarters RAAF Butterworth.
Date promoted 1959-11 Group captain.
Date promoted 1961-01 Acting air commodore.