Biography

Birth date: 01 February 1885
Birth place: Australia: Queensland
Death date: 23 April 1959
Death place: United Kingdom: Scotland, Aberdeen
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 48th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Date of embarkation: 22 December 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : French Legion d'Honneur

  • Unit: 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Bar to Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : French Legion d'Honneur

  • Unit: 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 48th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 48th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 48th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 48th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 48th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 47th Bn (48th Bn)
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Bar to Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 48th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 48th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Private Record

Imlay, Alexander Peter (Lieutenant-Colonel, DSO, 16th Bn and 47th Bn)

Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Imlay. The collection consists of papers relating to work of 16th Battalion on Gallipoli, November - December 1915 and papers relating to the organisation and training in the field for the 47th Battalion and disbandment of the... Maker: Imlay, Alexander Peter

3DRL/2562(A)

1. Imlay, Ellen J 2. Imlay, Alexander P 3. Imlay, Norman G (1. Sister, AANS 2. Lieutenant Colonel, DSO & Bar, 16th Bn AIF 3. Captain, MC, 48th Bn, AIF)

Collection relating to the service of Sister Ellen Imlay, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Imlay, and Captain Norman Imlay. Collection consists of letters, newspaper clippings, postcards, cables, diary and miscellaneous material relating to the Imlay siblings during the First World War. Much of the... Maker: Imlay, Alexander Peter

PR84/133

Leane, Benjamin Bennett (Major, b.1890 - d.1917)

Collection relating to the service of Major Benjamin Bennett Leane, 48 Battalion, AIF, Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front, 1914-1917. Collection consists of one letter [typescript carbon copy] and photostat copies of personal diaries, bound into two volumes by AWM. Diaries are written in the form of... Maker: Leane, Benjamin Bennett

1DRL/0412 (With records)

Photograph

P05772.001

Portrait of Captain Alexander Peter Imlay, DSO and Bar, of Prospect, South Australia, wearing the Gordon Highlanders, British Army, uniform. He enlisted in the AIF on 23 September 1914, as a second lieutenant with the 16th Battalion, and embarked from Melbourne, Vic, aboard HMAT Ceramic on 22...

P05772.001

P05772.007

Studio portrait of Lieutenant Alexander Peter Imlay, of Prospect, South Australia. He enlisted in the AIF on 23 September 1914, as a second lieutenant with the 16th Battalion, and embarked from Melbourne, Vic, aboard HMAT Ceramic on 22 December 1914. He served with the 47th Battalion at Gallipoli...

P05772.007

Digitised Collection

Personal Files Book 10, 12 November - 18 November 1915

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 10, covers 12 November 1915 to 18 November 1915 and includes several reports by members of the 14th and 16th Battalions stationed at Durrant's Post in...

RCDIG0000603

Personal Files Book 11, 8 January - 31 January 1916

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 11, covers 8 January 1916 to 31 January 1916 and includes a letter from Sir Godley refusing special recognition of Lieutenant Crabbe's actions during the...

RCDIG0000608

Personal Files Book 18, 28 March - 20 April 1918

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 18, covers 28 March 1918 to 20 April 1918 and includes correspondence regarding the defensive action at Morlancourt, statements supporting Sergeant...

RCDIG0000628

Timeline

Date of birth 1885-02-01
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1914-09-23 Appointed second lieutenant in the 16th Battalion.
Date of embarkation 1914-12-22
Date promoted 1915-03-25 Appointed lieutenant.
Date promoted 1916-01-20 Appointed captain.
Other units 1916-03-03 - 1917-03-01 48th Battalion.
Date promoted 1916-03-12 Appointed major.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-10-10
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-01-20
Other units 1917-03-01 - 1917-04-21 47th Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-03-05
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-03-08
Date promoted 1917-04-21 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Other units 1917-04-21 Commanding Officer of 47th Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-04-26
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-20
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-10-16
Other 1919-08-11 AIF appointment terminated.
Date of death 1959-04-23
date of death 1959-04-23