Biography

Birth date: 15 December 1916
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Geelong
Death date: 13 October 1985
Death place: Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Final rank: Brigadier
Service number: 110 - Korea, 1950-1953
1/10 - Korea, 1950-1953
QX6158 - Second World War, 1939-1945
VP16020 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • Darwin Mobile Force
  • Australian Army Service Corps
  • 21st Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 29th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 2/27th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 29th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
  • Conflict: Korea, 1950-1953

Honours and Awards : Officer of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: Australian Army Service Corps
  • Conflict: Unlinked Conflict

Collection Items

Photograph

070821

LAE, NEW GUINEA, 1944-03-08. A GENERAL VIEW OF THE MARCH PAST, HEADQUARTERS, 29TH INFANTRY BRIGADE AS VX20308 MAJOR-GENERAL F.H. BERRYMAN, CBE, DSO, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 2ND AUSTRALIAN CORPS TAKES THE SALUTE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: QX6158 MAJOR M. AUSTIN, BRIGADE MAJOR (1); QX40783 CAPTAIN...

070821

P05893.001

Group portrait of graduating students and their instructors of the Number 1 course of the Staff School at the Royal Military College (RMC) Duntroon. Left to right back row: VX89083 Captain (Capt) Malcolm Rex Burnell: NX100439 Major (Maj) Vincent Charles Fairfax; VX64532 Maj Kenneth Edgar Wheeler;...

P05893.001

P09374.001

Group portrait of officers of 2/27 Battalion. Back row, left to right: SX3079 Lieutenant (Lt) (later Captain (Capt)) Henry John Katekar; SX4542 Lt (later Major (Maj)) John Francis Cunneen; possibly SX2927 Lt (later Capt) Ross Alexander Thomas; SX4541 Capt (later Maj) Dermot Glynn Rice; SX2931 Lt...

P09374.001

Private Record

Timeline

Date of birth 1916-12-15
Date graduated 1938 Graduated from the Royal Military College.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1940-04-30 2/27th Battalion.
Other 1946-1950 Australian Military Mission, Washington, DC.
Date of honour or award 1952 Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.
Other units 1952-1953 Commanding Officer 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, Korea.
Other units 1957-1958 Commandant Jungle Training Centre.
Other 1961-1964 ADC (Honorary) to Governor General of Australia.
Date of honour or award 1962 Awarded Order of the British Empire.
Other 1964-1971 Deputy Adjutant General.
Other 1971 Retired.
Date of death 1985-10-13