Biography

Birth date: 20 February 1864
Birth place: United Kingdom: Scotland, Perth
Death date: 25 September 1943
Death place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Brighton
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 5th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Date of embarkation: 21 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Photograph

PS0715

5th Battalion marching to church parade, Colonel David Sydney Wanliss leading.

PS0715

A00772

Major Cass, wearing white shoes and smoking a cigar, with the ship's Chief Engineer and Colonel Wanliss of the 5th Battalion on board the Orvieto.

A00772

PS0182

Portrait of , from the left: Colonel David Sydney Wanliss, CMG, the Chief Engineer of HMS Orvieto and Major (later Lieutenant Colonel) Walter Edmund Cass, CMG, Brigade Major, 2nd Brigade.

PS0182

Private Record

McPherson, Athol Cluny (Private, b.? - d.1915)

Collection relating to the service of 352 Private Athol Cluny McPherson, 5 Battalion, 1914-1919. Collection consists of correspondence (approximately 90 letters) from McPherson to his family (1914-1915); two diaries kept by McPherson (1914-1915); an urgent telegram notifying the family of... Maker: Beveridge, Sidney Alexander

PR03342

Digitised Collection

Personal Files Book 5, 16 May - 25 May 1915

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 5, covers 16 May to 25 May 1915 and includes messages, signals and other official correspondence relating to troop movement, defensive action, various operations,...

RCDIG0000588

Timeline

Date of birth 1864-02-20
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1914-08-18 Appointed Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Officer 5 Battalion.
Date of embarkation 1914-10-21
Other units 1915-05-18 Temporary Commanding Officer 2 Infantry Brigade.
Other units 1915-06-08 Rejoined 5 Battalion.
Other units 1915-07-06 Temporary Commanding Officer 2 Infantry Brigade.
Other units 1915-07-20 Rejoined 5 Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1915-09-13
Other units 1916-10-13 Commanding Officer 1 Australian Divisional Base Depot.
Date returned to Australia 1918-05-12
Other units 1918-05-12 Officer COmmanding Troops D.
Other 1918-07-20 AIF appointment terminated.
Date of death 1943-09-25