Biography

Birth date: 29 December 1911
Birth place: Australia: Queensland, Cunnamulla
Death date: 13 January 1969
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: QX6008 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: 2/12th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 2/12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

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QX6008 LIEUTENANT COLONEL C. C. F. BOURNE, COMMANDING OFFICER, 2/12TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION.

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Timeline

Date of birth 1911-12-29 Cunnamulla, QLD
Date commissioned 1936-03-06
Other units 1939-10-13 Seconded C Coy, 2/9th Battalion.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1939-10-24 Enlisted 2nd AIF.
Date promoted 1940-07-10 Captain.
Other 1941-10-13 - 1941-11-15 Course Middle East Tactical School #1 company commander.
Date promoted 1942-04-11 Temporary major.
Other 1942-08-14 Arrived New Guinea.
Other 1942-12-07 Course Land Headquarters Tactical company commander.
Date returned to Australia 1943-03-12 Cairns.
Other units 1943-07-20 Attached 2/12th Battalion.
Date promoted 1943-08-01 Temporary lieutenant colonel and commanding officer 2/12th Battalion.
Other 1943-08-20 Arrived Moresby.
Other units 1943-09-01 - 1945-11-01 2/12th Battalion.
Date promoted 1944-01-20 Lieutenant colonel.
Date promoted 1944-01-20 Major.
Date wounded 1944-01-21 Gun shot wound to abdomen.
Date returned to Australia 1944-02-17 Brisbane.
Other 1944-07-18 - 1944-08-02 Course Command and Staff School.
Date of honour or award 1945-03-12 Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.
Other 1945-05-31 Arrived Morotai.
Date returned to Australia 1945-11-14 Brisbane.
Other 1945-12-04 Reserve of Officers.
Other units 1948-04-01 Commanding officer 25th Battalion.
Other 1952-09-16 Reserve of Officers.
Other units 1958-04-19 Command 7th Infantry Brigade.
Date promoted 1959-04-19 Brigadier.
Other 1964-07-01 Reserve of Officers.
Date of death 1969-01-13
Other c 1945-07-01 Arrived Balikpapan.