Biography

Birth date: 22 September 1919
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Williamstown
Death date: 21 January 1973
Death place: France: Paris
Final rank: Brigadier
Service number: British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)
386 (VX85235); Lieutenant Colonel - Second World War, 1939-1945
VX85235 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 67 Battalion
  • Australian Army Service Corps
  • 2/7th Cdo Regt
  • 2/7th Independent Company

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 2/7th Independent Company
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2/7th Cdo Regt
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Commander of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: Australian Army Service Corps
  • Conflict: Unlinked Conflict

Collection Items

Photograph

030266/01

Nadzab, Papua. 8 September 1945. Group of officers and native sergeants of the Pacific Islands Infantry Depot Battalion. Pictured, left to right: NX54942 Captain R. J. H. Smith, NX13842 Captain C. P. West and VX85325 Lieutenant Colonel T. F. B. MacAdie DSO, Commanding Officer. Native sergeants,...

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030266/03

Nadzab, Papua. 8 September 1945. NX43942 Captain R. J. H. Smith of the Pacific Islands Infantry Depot Battalion (left), and VX85325 Lieutenant Colonel T. F. B. MacAdie DSO, Commanding Officer of the Battalion, with dog Sheila, Colonel MacAdie's Irish Setter.

030266/03

030266/04

Nadzab, Papua. 8 September 1945. Camp Lines of A Company, Pacific Islands Infantry Depot Battalion. The Commanding Officer, VX85235 Lieutenant Colonel T. F. B. MacAdie DSO, is seen facing the camera as he speaks to two other soldiers. Also pictured is his dog Sheila, his Irish Setter.

030266/04

093303

NADZAB AREA, NEW GUINEA, 1945-06-27. HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA (3) WITH LT-COL J.C. MULLALY (1) AND LT-COL T.F.B. MACADIE (2) INSPECTING A COMPANY, DEPOT BATTALION, PACIFIC ISLANDS REGIMENT, DURING HIS TOUR OF INSPECTION OF AUSTRALIAN TROOPS.

093303

093310

NADZAB AREA, NEW GUINEA, 1945-06-27. HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA (3) AND SENIOR OFFICERS ON THE SALUTING BASE, DURING THE MARCH PAST OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS REGIMENT. THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL IS ON A TOUR OF INSPECTION OF AUSTRALIAN TROOPS. IDENTIFIED...

093310

145741

Miya Jima, Japan. 1948-08-24. Chief Instructor of BCOF Royal Military College School, Lieutenant Colonel T. F. B. MacAdie, Commanding Officer 67th Infantry Battalion, sits at his desk.

145741

133154

TOKYO, JAPAN. 1947-04-25. BRIGADIER R. N. L. HOPKINS OBE, COMMANDER 34TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE BCOF, ACCOMPANIED BY COLONEL D. T. MAXWELL, COMMANDER BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SUB AREA, TOKYO, AND LIEUTENANT COLONEL FERGUS MACADIE, COMMANDING OFFICER 67TH INFANTRY BATTALION, INSPECTS THE BATTALION...

133154

133163

TOKYO, JAPAN. 1947-04-25. LIEUTENANT COLONEL FERGUS MACADIE, COMMANDER OF 67TH INFANTRY BATTALION SALUTES AS HE PASSES THE SALUTING BASE FOR THE CHANGEOVER OF THE GUARDS AT IMPERIAL PLAZA ON ANZAC DAY.

133163

P01813.016

Tokyo, Japan, 1947-04. An official party carries out an inspection of soldiers of the 67th Infantry Battalion, part of the Australian component of BCOF, during a parade on the Imperial Plaza. The parade may be commemorating Anzac Day. The officer at extreme right is Lieutenant Colonel Fergus...

P01813.016

P01813.021

Tokyo, Japan, 1947-04. Led by a senior American officer, an official party conducts an inspection of American troops lined up on parade at the Imperial Plaza. The parade may be commemorating Anzac Day. The officer at extreme left wearing a forage cap and sunglasses is an American, while the tall...

P01813.021

P01813.098

Probably Kaitachi, Honshu, Japan, 1947. Informal outdoors portrait of 3/86 Lieutenant Colonel Fergus MacAdie, CO of the 67th Infantry Battalion serving with BCOF, standing next to jeep no. 147963.

P01813.098

P01813.110

Okayama, Honshu, Japan, 1947-11-09. In the right foreground, Lieutenant Colonel Fergus MacAdie, CO of the 67th Infantry Battalion, reads one of the lessons for the service during a Remembrance Day parade. Standing around him in a semicircle as they read from the lesson are, left to right: Padre...

P01813.110

P01813.111

Okayama, Honshu, Japan, 1947-11-09. Members of the 67th Infantry Battalion serving with BCOF stand lined up in ranks on a parade ground during a Remembrance Day parade. In the centre, wearing a surplice and soutane, is Padre W.D. McAlister, an Australian Army chaplain, while directly behind him is...

P01813.111

P01813.129

Okayama, Honshu, Japan, 1947-12-16. Lieutenant General H.C.H. ('Red Robbie') Robertson, Commander-in-Chief of BCOF (centre), carries out an inspection of troops of the 67th Infantry Battalion who are lined up standing at attention during the Gloucester Cup parade. The officer immediately behind...

P01813.129

P01813.130

Okayama, Honshu, Japan, 1947-12-16. Lieutenant Colonel Fergus MacAdie (left, in slouch hat), Commanding Officer of the 67th Infantry Battalion, and Lieutenant General H.C.H. ('Red Robbie') Robertson, Commander-in-Chief of BCOF, carry out an inspection of battalion troops who are lined up standing...

P01813.130

P01813.139

Tokyo, Japan, 1948-02-24. During a parade for the changing of the guard at the Imperial Plaza, an official inspection party headed by a New Zealand officer, possibly Colonel Clifton from the British Commonwealth Sub Area Tokyo, inspects a Regimental Guard Company made of members of the 67th...

P01813.139

P01813.143

Yokohama, Honshu, Japan, 1948-04-07. At the Yokohama British Commonwealth War Cemetery, an Australian Army chaplain (left) conducts the funeral service for a dead Australian soldier, possibly named Bissaker, who had been serving with BCOF. Pallbearers stand to attention on either side of the grave,...

P01813.143

P01813.144

Yokohama, Honshu, Japan, 1948-04-07. At the Yokohama British Commonwealth War Cemetery, an Australian Army chaplain (right) conducts the graveside service at the funeral for a member of the Australian component of BCOF whose name may be Bissaker. Draped in the Union Jack and with the dead soldier's...

P01813.144

P01813.145

Yokohama, Honshu, Japan, 1948-04-07. At a funeral for an Australian soldier at the Yokohama Military Cemetery, an Australian Army chaplain (right) leads the funeral procession along a dirt road towards the grave. Following the padre, a group of Australian soldiers acting as pallbearers (left)...

P01813.145

P01813.146

Yokohama, Honshu, Japan, 1948-04-07. At a funeral for an Australian soldier at the British Commonwealth War Cemetery, a funeral procession consisting of Australian soldiers serving with BCOF and a military truck serving as the hearse makes its way along a dirt road towards the grave. The hearse is...

P01813.146

P01813.151

Probably Okayama, Honshu, Japan, c. 1948-05. Dressed partly in civilian clothing, 3/86 Lieutenant Colonel Fergus MacAdie (left), the Commanding Officer (CO) of the 67th Infantry Battalion serving with BCOF, relaxes in the garden of what may be the officers' quarters. The officer sitting on the...

P01813.151

P01813.152

Probably Okayama, Honshu, Japan, c. 1948-05. Informal outdoors portrait of 2/376 Captain Leon Roderic Greville (left), adjutant of the 67th Infantry Battalion serving with BCOF, and 3/86 Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Fergus MacAdie, the battalion CO, who is dressed partly in civilian clothing. The...

P01813.152

P01813.167

Tokyo, Japan, 1948. On arrival at Haneda airport for an official visit, a senior Royal Air Force (RAF) officer (centre) serving with BCOF carries out an inspection of a guard of honour made up of soldiers from the 67th Infantry Battalion, part of the Australian component of BCOF. The tall officer...

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P01813.170

Tokyo, Japan, 1948. On arrival at Haneda airport for an official visit, a senior Royal Air Force (RAF) officer (centre) serving with BCOF disembarks from a Douglas C47 Dakota aircraft. The two officers waiting to greet him are ? Colonel Clifton, a New Zealand officer commanding the British...

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P01813.178

Japan, 1948-06-12. 3/86 Lieutenant Colonel Fergus MacAdie (left), Commanding Officer of the 67th Infantry Battalion serving with BCOF, uses a ceremonial sword to cut the wedding cake at his wedding reception party at Mudge Hall, a former palace of a Japanese prince that had been taken over as a...

P01813.178

P01813.179

Japan, 1948-06-12. 3/86 Lieutenant Colonel Fergus MacAdie (left), Commanding Officer of the 67th Infantry Battalion serving with BCOF, and his bride at their wedding reception party at Mudge Hall, the former palace of a Japanese prince which had been taken over as a club for American cavalry...

P01813.179

P01813.180

Japan, 1948-06-12. Informal outdoors portrait of three of the guests at the wedding reception party for 3/86 Lieutenant Colonel Fergus MacAdie, Commanding Officer of the 67th Infantry Battalion serving with BCOF, and his new wife. The guests are (left to right): 1/122 Lieutenant (Lt) Keith John...

P01813.180

P01813.181

Japan, 1948-06-12. Informal outdoors group portrait of a wedding party at the wedding reception for 3/86 Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Fergus MacAdie, Commanding Officer of the 67th Infantry Battalion serving with BCOF, and his wife. Those in the group are (left to right): 2/81 Major Frederick Thomas...

P01813.181

P01813.182

Japan, 1948-06-12. General view of the guests chatting and drinking in the garden at the wedding reception for 3/86 Lieutenant Colonel Fergus MacAdie, Commanding Officer of the 67th Infantry Battalion serving with BCOF, and his wife. The reception is taking place at Mudge Hall, the former palace of...

P01813.182

P01813.183

Japan, 1948-06-12. The bridal party chats with guests at the wedding reception for 3/86 Lieutenant Colonel Fergus MacAdie, Commanding Officer of the 67th Infantry Battalion serving with BCOF, and his wife. The bride and groom are at right facing the camera. Standing in a row next to them also...

P01813.183

P01813.189

Yokohama, Honshu, Japan, 1948-03-03. Australian soldiers serving with BCOF slow march beside a military truck that is serving as a hearse for the coffin of the late Lieutenant Colonel H.E. Gale OBE, Area Commander Headquarters BCOF. A group of officers, most of them wearing greatcoats, is following...

P01813.189

P01813.190

Yokohama, Honshu, Japan, 1948-03-03. At the British Commonwealth War Cemetery, Australian soldiers serving with BCOF act as pallbearers for the coffin carrying the dead body of Lieutenant Colonel H.E. Gale OBE, Area Commander Headquarters BCOF. Accompanying the pallbearers on their slow march to...

P01813.190

P01813.202

Tokyo, Japan, c. 1948-02. 2/376 Captain Leon Roderic Greville (centre), Adjutant of the 67th Infantry Battalion serving with BCOF, has just completed an inspection of US troops lined up on parade on the Japanese Imperial Plaza. Walking behind him is 3/86 Lieutenant Colonel Fergus MacAdie, the...

P01813.202

P01813.293

Okayama, Honshu, Japan, 1947-12-16. 3/86 Lieutenant Colonel Fergus MacAdie (left, in slouch hat), Commanding Officer of the 67th Infantry Battalion, and Brigadier R.N.L. Hopkins, commander of the 34th Australian Infantry Brigade, carry out an inspection of battalion troops who are lined up standing...

P01813.293

Film

2/5 Independent Company in New Guinea and Borneo / Mick Sheehan

Mick Sheehan's film record of his service with the 2/5 Independent Company (later 2/5 Cavalry Commando Squadron) in New Guinea and Bougainville. Shows VX56 Major Ian Kerr CO 2/5 Commando Squadron. Invasion of Balikpapan 1 July 1945. Invasion fleet and landing barges. Gunfire from warship. Shore...

F03422

Citation parade by Major General Eather

At 1100 hours 14 February 1946, the Pacific Islands Regiment (PIR) paraded at Vunacanau airstrip to honour five of their men who received decorations from NX3 Major General Kenneth William Eather CBE DSO ED, General Officer Commanding 11th Australian Division. The men in order of appearance:...

F07423

Military burial Lieutenant Colonel Harvey Gale

While out on a shooting expedition on the morning of 29 February 1948, NX201 Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Harvey Ennis Gale, Area Commander at HQ BCOF, Eta Jima, was accidentally killed. The coffin was transported on a gun carriage from HQ Eta Jima, then by special landing craft to Kure where it was...

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Timeline

Date of birth 1919-09-22
Date of discharge 1967-10-10
Date of death 1973-01-21