Biography

Birth date: 03 September 1910
Birth place: Australia: South Australia, Unley
Death date: 09 May 1973
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: QX6047 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 2/9th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 19th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Military Cross

  • Unit: 2/9th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Timeline

Date of birth 1910-09-03 Unley, SA.
Date commissioned 1935-04-16 Lieutenant - Australian Engineers.
Other 1939-10-02 Full time duty 42nd Battalion.
Other 1939-10-13 Seconded 2/9th Battalion.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1939-11-10 Enlisted 2nd AIF.
Other 1940-06-17 Arrived Scotland.
Date wounded 1941-03-21 Wounded in action - gun shot wound right arm and side.
Date of honour or award 1941-04-25 Military Cross.
Other 1941-05-24 Returned to unit.
Date promoted 1941-08-19 Appointed major.
Other 1941-12-31 Arrived Middle East.
Date returned to Australia 1942-03-28
Other units 1942-04-14 - 1943-01-10 Temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 19th Battalion.
Other units 1943-01-10 - 1943-10-18 Commanding officer 41st Battalion.
Other 1943-04-19 - 1943-05-30 Course - Land Headquarters Tactical (senior officers).
Other 1943-10-16 Course - Land Headquarters School of Mechanisation.
Other units 1943-10-18 - 1945-07-01 Commanding officer 8th Battalion.
Other 1943-12-17 Arrived New Guinea.
Date returned to Australia 1944-01-01 Returned to Townsville.
Date promoted 1944-03-16 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Other 1944-05-25 Arrived Lae.
Other units 1944-05-27 - 1944-06-23 Attached Headquarters 23rd Brigade.
Date returned to Australia 1944-07-17 Returned to Townsville.
Other 1944-07-31 Arrived Moresby.
Other 1944-09-26 Arrived Emirau Island.
Other 1945-04-26 Arrived Munda.
Other 1945-04-27 Arrived Treasury Island.
Other 1945-04-30 Arrived Bougainville.
Date returned to Australia 1945-05-12 Returned to Brisbane.
Other 1945-07-19 Arrived Lae.
Other 1945-07-21 Reserve of Officers.
Other 1953-09-07 Headquarters Northern Command.
Other 1956-11-18 Reserve of Officers.
Date of death 1973-05-09
Date returned to Australia c 1945-06-27 Returned to Sydney.