Biography

Birth date: 07 April 1888
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Ballarat
Death date: 1945
Final rank: Colonel
Service number: First World War, 1914-1918
V4608 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 71st Infantry
  • 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of embarkation: 10 May 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

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

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Brevet Major

  • Unit: 71st Infantry
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

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

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Brevet Lieutenant Colonel

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Bar to Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Photograph

P11473.027.001

Studio portrait of three officer of the 23rd Battalion who all embarked together from Melbourne on 10 May 1915 aboard HMAT Euripides (A14). Identified on the left is Captain (Capt) Hugh Marcell Conran from Balcombe, Victoria. A 25 year old assayer prior to being appointed a Lieutenant (Lt) on 28...

P11473.027.001

C01348

Accompanied by the Commanding Officer, 23rd Battalion (either Lieutenant Colonel George Hodges Knox or Lieutenant Colonel William Brazenor), and Captain Keith Cyril Dawson, Adjutant, General Sir William Riddell Birdwood inspects the Guard of Honour at Dominion Camp.

C01348

C01480

Informal group portrait of six officers from the 23rd Battalion standing near their Battalion headquarters behind Lone Pine on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Identified left to right: Lieutenant F Dunn, Major Matthew Baird (or E Brind), Captain F McIntyre, Colonel George Hodges Knox, Major L W Matthews,...

C01480

P10699.002

Group portrait of officers of the 23rd Battalion taken on board HMAT Euripides en route to Egypt. From left to right: Front row; Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Leslie Glen Addison (later Captain, MC); Lieutenant (Lt) Ernest Ederblom King (later Major); Lt Douglas Barnes (later Captain, MBE); Lt Albert...

P10699.002

Timeline

Date of birth 1888-04-07
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1915-03-29 Appointed to the 23rd Battalion with the rank of captain.
Date of embarkation 1915-05-10
Date promoted 1915-08-27 Appointed major.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-08-16
Date promoted 1916-09-02 Appointed temporary lieutenant colonel.
Other 1916-09-02 Temporary Commanding Officer of the 23rd Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-09-14
Date promoted 1916-12-02 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Other 1916-12-02 Commanding Officer of the 23rd Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-19
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-30
Other units 1917-10-15 - 1917-06-25 Attached to 6th Infantry Brigade Headquarters, temporary Commanding Officer of the 6th Infantry Brigade.
Other units 1917-11-22 - 1917-12-07 Attached to 6th Infantry Brigade Headquarters, temporary Commanding Officer of the 6th Infantry Brigade.
Other units 1918-02-16 - 1918-03-03 Attached to 6th Infantry Brigade Headquarters, temporary Commanding Officer of the 6th Infantry Brigade.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-04-29
Other units 1918-06-13 - 1918-06-20 Attached to 6th Infantry Brigade Headquarters, temporary Commanding Officer of the 6th Infantry Brigade.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-07-08
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-14
Other units 1918-11-27 Temporary Commanding Officer of the 6th Infantry Brigade.
Other units 1918-12-10 Resumed command of the 23rd Battalion.
Other 1919-07-15 AIF appointment terminated.
Date of death 1945