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 : 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

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

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

Collection Items

Private Record (1)

Austin, Maurice 'Bunny' (Brigadier, DSO, OBE) PR86/062

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...

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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

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

Private Record

Austin, Maurice 'Bunny' (Brigadier, DSO, OBE)

This collection reflects Brigadier Austin's lifelong interest in 19th century Australian military history. Included are Brigadier Austin's files of news clippings, files of research notes and associated indexes, photocopies and printouts gathered during various research projects. These projects...

PR86/062

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