Biography

Birth date: 24 July 1914
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Manly
Final rank: Major General
Service number: 261506 - Second World War, 1939-1945
NX12225 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • Army
  • 2/17th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 2/17th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

005516

1941-02-05. SYDNEY - MALAYA. L-R. LT. COL. BROADBENT (ASST.- ADJUTANT AND QUARTERMASTER GENERAL 8TH DIV) LT. COL. J.E. THYER, COMMANDING OFFICER 8TH DIVISION). A.I.F. EMBARKATION.

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005517

1941-02-05. SYDNEY - MALAYA. LT. COL. MAXWELL, COL. DERHAN, COL. BROADBENT, MAJOR MOYES. A.I.F. EMBARKATION.

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026708

PORT MORESBY, PAPUA. 1942-09. SENIOR OFFICERS OF NEW GUINEA FORCE. LEFT TO RIGHT:- BRIGADIER H.G. ROURKE, CHIEF OF STAFF TO COMMANDER, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL S.F. ROWELL, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING THE FORCE AND BRIGADIER J.R. BROADBENT, DA & QMG.

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054368

MOUNT GARNET, QLD. 1943-07-18. VX9 MAJOR GENERAL G. A. VASEY CB OBE DSO, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, AND NX34728 BRIGADIER R. J. BROADBENT CBE, 2ND AUSTRALIAN CORPS, ACTING AS JUDGES FOR THE ARMY WOMEN'S HACK RACE, AT THE 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION RODEO.

054368

052622

BARRINE, QLD. 1943-06-15. NX34728 BRIGADIER J. R. BROADBENT CBE, DEPUTY ADJUTANT AND QUARTERMASTER GENERAL, 2ND AUSTRALIAN CORPS.

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052624

BARRINE, QLD. 1943-06-15. VX9, MAJOR-GENERAL G. A. VASEY CB CBE DSO, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, CHATTING WITH NX34728 BRIGADIER J. R. BROADBENT CBE, DEPUTY ADJUTANT AND QUARTERMASTER GENERAL, 2ND AUSTRALIAN CORPS.

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053277

MAREEBA, QLD. 1943-07-05. GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR (WEARING SUNGLASSES) TALKS WITH NX34728 BRIGADIER J. R. BROADBENT CBE, DEPUTY ADJUTANT AND QUARTERMASTER GENERAL, HEADQUARTERS, 2ND AUSTRALIAN CORPS, MAREEBA AIRSTRIP, AT THE ATHERTON TABLELAND TRAINING AREA.

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053280

MAREEBA, QLD. 1943-07-05. OFFICIAL PARTY WELCOMING GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR AT THE AIRFIELD, IN THE ATHERTON TABLELAND TRAINING AREA. SHOWN ARE:- NX8 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR LESLIE MORSHEAD KCB KBE CMG DSO ED, AND NX34728 BRIGADIER J. R. BROADBENT CBE, DEPUTY ADJUTANT AND QUARTERMASTER GENERAL, 2ND...

053280

072867

Port Moresby, New Guinea. 4 May 1944. NX12346 Brigadier John Walter Main CBE ED (1), Chief Engineer, Headquarters New Guinea Force, speaking with NX34728 Brigadier J. R. Broadbent CBE (2), outside the Battle Room at Headquarters New Guinea Force prior to the Commander's Conference.

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072870

Port Moresby, New Guinea. 4 May 1944. Officers in G Brance area, Headquarters New Guinea Force at the conclusion of the Commander's Conference. Identified personnel are: NX191921 Lieutenant K. J. Oram (1); NX40 Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) J. H. McLennan (2); VX12398 Colonel A. G. Wilson (3);...

072870

067877

TRINITY BEACH, NORTH QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. 1944-07-23. VX15120 BRIGADIER H. WELLS, DSO., OBE., BRIGADIER GENERAL STAFF (1) CONFERRING WITH NX37428 BRIGADIER J.R. BROADBENT, CBE., DEPUTY ADJUTANT AND QUARTERMASTER GENERAL (2), OUTSIDE HIS TENT, DURING A STAFF AND COMMAND COURSE ARRANGED BY...

067877

070824

LAE, NEW GUINEA, 1944-03-08. FRAMED BY A CAPTURED JAPANESE FIELD GUN, THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 2ND AUSTRALIAN CORPS, VX20308 MAJOR-GENERAL F.H. BERRYMAN, CBE, DSO, (1), TAKES THE SALUTE AS THE 29TH INFANTRY BRIGADE MARCH PAST. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: QX6152 BRIGADIER R.F. MONAGHAN (2),...

070824

070836

LAE, NEW GUINEA, 1944-03-08. VX20308 MAJOR-GENERAL F.H. BERRYMAN, CBE, DSO (1), GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 2ND AUSTRALIAN CORPS, INSPECTING UNITED OF THE 29TH INFANTRY BRIGADE. THE BRIGADE HAS BEEN IN NEW GUINEA FOR FOURTEEN MONTHS AND HAS SEEN ACTION AT TAMBU BAY, SALAMAUA AND LAE. IDENTIFIED...

070836

070841

LAE, NEW GUINEA, 1944-03-08. V20308 MAJOR-GENERAL F.H. BERRYMAN, CBE, DSO (1), GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 2ND AUSTRALIAN CORPS, TAKES THE SALUTE FROM QX36064 CAPTAIN R.J. DONALD (5), HEADQUARTERS 29TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, DURING THE MARCH PAST AT THE SPORTS GROUND. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: LIEUTENANT...

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070842

LAE, NEW GUINEA, 1944-03-08. VX20308 MAJOR-GENERAL F.H. BERRYMAN, CBE, DSO (1), GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 2ND AUSTRALIAN CORPS, TAKES THE SALUTE DURING THE MARCH PAST OF THE 29TH INFANTRY BRIGADE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: QX6152 BRIGADIER R.F. MONAGHAN (2); NX34728 BRIGADIER J.R. BROADBENT, CBE,...

070842

071062

LAE, NEW GUINEA. 1944-03-08. VX20308 MAJOR-GENERAL F.H. BERRYMAN, CBE, DSO (1), GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 2ND AUSTRALIAN CORPS, ADDRESSING TROOPS OF THE 29TH INFANTRY BRIGADE AFTER THE MARCH PAST, IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX34728 BRIGADIER J.R. BROADBENT, CBE (2); VX13629 CORPORAL J. GOLD (3);...

071062

071063

LAE, NEW GUINEA. 1944-03-08. VX20308 MAJOR-GENERAL F.H. BERRYMAN, CBE, DSO (1), GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 2ND AUSTRALIAN CORPS, ADDRESSING TROOPS OF THE 29TH INFANTRY BRIGADE AFTER THE MARCH PAST. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX34728 BRIGADIER J.R. BROADBENT, CBE (2); LIEUTENANT PHILLIPS (3),...

071063

086011

MAREEBA, QLD. 1945-01-27. LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR LESLIE J MORSHEAD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 1 CORPS, (1), RETURNS THE SALUTE DURING THE MARCH PAST BY 1 PARATROOP BATTALION TROOPS AT THE EAST WEST STRIP. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- BRIGADIER H WELLS, (2); BRIG J R BROADBENT, (3); LIEUTENANT...

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086117

WONDECLA, QUEENSLAND. 1945-01-29. LIEUTENANT- GENERAL SIR LESLIE J MORSHEAD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 1 CORPS, (1), ADDRESSING 1 CORPS TROOPS TRANSPORT COLUMN. ALONGSIDE STANDS MAJOR- GENERAL J H CANNON, (2); COLONEL E A COLEMAN, (3), AND BRIGADIER J R BROADBENT, (4).

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086122

WONGABEL, QUEENSLAND. 1945-01-29. LIEUTENANT- GENERAL SIR LESLIE J MORSHEAD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 1 CORPS, (1), INSPECTING 1 CORPS TRANSPORT, AUSTRALIAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS. OTHER UNITS ON PARADE INCLUDED HEADQUARTERS COMMAND, 1 CORPS TROOPS, AASC; HEADQUARTERS 3 SUPPLY DEPOT COMPANY; AND 11,...

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086298

BARRINE, QLD. 1945-02-12. THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA, (8), MEETS SENIOR OFFICERS OF HQ 1 CORPS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- BRIGADIER J R BROADBENT, (1); BRIG H G FURNELL, (2); BRIG L G H DYKE, (3); BRIG R J H RISSON, (4); COLONEL G G HAYMAN, (5); COL E A COLEMAN, (6);...

086298

086439

KAIRI, QLD. 1945-02-13. THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA, (5), ACCOMPANIED BY MEMBERS OF THE OFFICIAL PARTY, WATCHES 2/7 (COMMANDO) REGIMENT TROOPS DEMONSTRATING UNARMED COMBAT. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- COLONEL A HOBSON, (2); MAJOR GENERAL E J MILFORD, (3); LIEUTENANT COLONEL...

086439

086483

ATHERTON TABLELAND, QLD. 1945-02-13. THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA, (1), INSPECTING THE QUARTER GUARD AT THE 2/17 INFANTRY BATTALION DURING A TOUR OF ARMY TRAINING AREAS IN NORTHERN QUEENSLAND. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- LIEUTENANT COLONEL J R BROADBENT, (2); SERGEANT W B...

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086484

ATHERTON TABLELAND, QLD. 1945-02-13. THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA, (2), BEING GREETED BY CAPTAIN J D MCFARLAND, ADJUTANT, (3), DURING HIS VISIT TO THE 2/17 INFANTRY BATTALION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- LIEUTENANT COLONEL J R BROADBENT, (1); MAJOR P H PIKE, (4).

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086485

ATHERTON TABLELAND, QLD. 1945-02-14. THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA, (3), BEING INTRODUCED TO LIEUTENANT R J MORAN, (1), AT 2/17 INFANTRY BATTALION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- LIEUTENANT COLONEL J R BROADBENT, (2); BRIGADIER W J V WINDEYER, (4); LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR LESLIE...

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086487

ATHERTON TABLELAND, QLD. 1945-02-14. THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA, (2), ACCOMPANIED BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL J R BROADBENT, (1), LIEUTENANT B FORSTER, (3), AND PRIVATE J R MURRAY, (4), DURING HIS INSPECTION OF TRAINING AT THE 2/17 INFANTRY BATTALION.

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086572

WONGABEL, QLD. 1945-02-15. THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA, (7), ACCOMPANIED BY MEMBERS OF THE OFFICIAL PARTY, INSPECTS 10 FIELD AMBULANCE TROOPS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- LIEUTENANT COLONEL D DWYER, (2); BRIGADIER H WELLS, (3); BRIG J R BROADBENT, (4); LIEUTENANT GENERAL...

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086583

ATHERTON TABLELAND, QLD. 1945-02-14. THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA, (2), QUESTIONING PRIVATE A E ROGERS, (3), ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A FLAME THROWER USED IN 2/17 INFANTRY BATTALION TRAINING EXERCISES. LIEUTENANT COLONEL J R BROADBENT, (1), STANDS ALONGSIDE.

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086610

WONGABEL, QLD. 1945-02-15. THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA, (2), ACCOMPANIED BY MEMBERS OF THE OFFICIAL PARTY, INSPECTS 2/12 FIELD AMBULANCE RESUSCIATION TENT ESTABLISHED WITH BLOOD TRANSFUSION EQUIPMENT. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- BRIGADIER H G FURNELL, (2); LIEUTENANT...

086610

087435

BARRINE, QLD. 1945-03-10. SENIOR OFFICERS AT HQ 1 CORPS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:-BRIG H.G. FURNELL, (1); BRIG H. WELLS, (2); BRIG J.R. BROADBENT, (3); BRIG L.G. DYKE, (4); BRIG R.J.H. RISSON, (5).

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087436

BARRINE, QLD. 1945-03-10. SENIOR OFFICERS AT HQ 1 CORPS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- BRIGADIER H G FURNELL, (1); BRIG. L G DYKE, (2); BRIG. J R BROADBENT, (3); BRIG. R J H RISSON, (4); BRIG. H WELLS, (5).

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087438

BARRINE, QLD. 1945-03-10. SENIOR OFFICERS AT HQ 1 CORPS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:-BRIG H. WELLS, (1); LT-GEN SIR LESLIE J. MORSHEAD, (2); BRIG J.R. BROADBENT, (3); BRIG H.G. FURNELL, (4); BRIG L.G.H. DYKE, (5); BRIG R.J.H. RISSON, (6).

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087439

BARRINE, QUEENSLAND. 1945-03-10. SENIOR OFFICERS AT HEADQUARTERS 1 CORPS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- CAPTAIN J.M. BELLAIR, (1); BRIGADIER H. WELLS, (2); BRIGADIER H.G. FURNELL, (3); LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR LESLIE J. MORSHEAD, (4); BRIGADIER R.J.H. RISSON, (5); BRIGADIER J.R. BROADBENT, (6);...

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BARRINE, QUEENSLAND. 1945-03-10. BRIGADIER J.R. BROADBENT, (1), WITH BRIGADIER L.H.G. DYKE, (2), AT HEADQUARTERS 1 CORPS.

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087484

KAIRI, QUEENSLAND. 1945-02-13. THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA, (4), ACCOMPANIED BY MEMBERS OF THE OFFICIAL PARTY, WATCHES 2/7 CAVALRY (COMMANDO) REGIMENT TROOPS DEMONSTRATE BOOBY TRAPS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- COLONEL A.F. HOBSON, (1); MAJOR GENERAL E.J. MILFORD, (2);...

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083225

ATHERTON, QLD. 1944-11-16. BRIGADIER L.G.H. DYKE, DEPUTY COMMANDER ROYAL ARTILLERY (1), WITH BRIGADIER J.R. BROADBENT, DEPUTY ADJUTANT AND QUARTERMASTER GENERAL (2), RELAXED DURING THE DANCE ORGANISED BY HQ 1 CORPS.

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BRUNEI BAY AREA, NORTH BORNEO. JUNE 1945. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL J R BROADBENT, COMMANDING OFFICER (2) HOLDING A ROADSIDE CONFERENCE WITH LIEUTENANT B WATERHOUSE, INTELLIGENCE OFFICER (1) AND CAPTAIN A J WRIGHT, OFFICER COMMANDING C COMPANY (3) DURING THE MOVE OF 2/17 INFANTRY BATTALION FROM BROOKETON...

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LIMBANG, BORNEO. 1945-08-24. LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LT COL) C. H. GRACE, COMMANDING OFFICER 2/15TH INFANTRY BATTALION (1) CHATTING WITH LIEUTENANT R. G. WHITE, OFFICER-IN-CHARGE, 13 PLATOON, C COMPANY 2/15TH INFANTRY BATTALION (2) AND LT COL J. R. BROADBENT, COMMANDING OFFICER 2/17TH INFANTRY...

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133487

LAE, NEW GUINEA. 1943-10-01. AMERICAN NEGRO TALKING TO BRIGADIER BROADBENT, DEPUTY ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL, NEAR A RUNWAY AT 5TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS. ALSO IN THE GROUP ARE: LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR LESLIE MORSHEAD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING (GOC) 2ND AUSTRALIAN CORPS; MAJOR...

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A03123

Men of the 1st Light Horse Regiment awaiting orders on the beach at Anzac Cove before filing up Shrapnel Gully. The men second and third from left are Major F V Weir and Lieutenant J R Broadbent.

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Four officers stop for afternoon tea at Salmana. They are from left to right:- Lieutenant Broadbent, Colonel Harold Arthur Maunder, Captain Price, Captain Dickenson.

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P00297.007

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION PHOTOGRAPHS - OFFICERS OF HEADQUARTERS, 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCES. TOP ROW: LEFT TO RIGHT: CHAPLAIN M.K. JONES, COLONEL ROURKE (MILITARY CROSS), MAJOR GENERAL BENNETT & COLONEL BROADBENT. SECOND ROW: LEFT TO RIGHT: MAJORS BEALE, KAPPE, & G.WHITE,...

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P01187.001

MALAYA, 1941-11. GROUP PORTRAIT OF HEADQUARTERS STAFF, 8TH DIVISION, SECOND AIF, MALAYA. LEFT TO RIGHT: BACK ROW: MAJOR (MAJ) ANDERSON, CAPTAIN (CAPT) JACKSON, LIEUTENANT (LT) ABEL, CAPT DAVIS, LT FERGUSON, LT CARTHEW, LT GERNEY, LT HODGE, CAPT SHEARING; 4TH ROW: LT FRAZER, LT BARRETT, CAPT...

P01187.001

P01208.019

Group portrait of members of the Machine Gun Section, 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment, New South Wales Lancers, at Rosebery, NSW. Believed to be in this photograph are: 52 Private (Pte) Rhys Travers Jones, of Yass, NSW; 224 Driver (Dvr) Norman Alexander of Emerald, QLD; 73 Pte Richard Roy...

P01208.019

133485

LAE, NEW GUINEA. 1943-10-01. A GROUP OF OFFICERS FROM 5TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION TALKING NEAR A RUNWAY AT HEADQUARTERS. SHOWN: LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR IVEN MACKAY; BRIGADIER BROADBENT; LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR LESLIE MORSHEAD; MAJOR GENERAL E. J. MILFORD; LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING; MAJOR...

133485

085126

RAVENSHOE, QLD. 1944-12-25. LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR LESLIE J MORSHEAD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 1 CORPS, (1), MEETING OFFICERS OF 20 INFANTRY BRIGADE AT HQ 2/15 INFANTRY BATTALION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- LIEUTENANT COLONEL C H GRACE, 2/15 INF BN, (2), LT COL J R BROADBENT, 2/17 INF BN, (3); LT...

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024175

TRIPOLI, SYRIA. 1942-05-04. A GROUP OF OFFICERS OF THE 2/17TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION. FROM THE LEFT:- FRONT ROW - CAPTAIN P. O'BRIEN, CAPTAIN L.C. BRIEN, MAJOR J.W. BALFE, CAPTAIN C.G. PITMAN (ADJUTANT). LIEUTENANT COLONEL N.W. SIMPSON (COMMANDING OFFICER), MAJOR G.K.M. MAGNO...

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024176

TRIPOLI, SYRIA. 1942-05-04. A GROUP OF OFFICERS OF THE 2/17TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION. FROM THE LEFT:- FRONT ROW - CAPTAIN P. O'BRIEN, CAPTAIN L.C. BRIEN, MAJOR J.W. BALFE, CAPTAIN C.G. PITMAN (ADJUTANT), LIEUTENANT COLONEL N.W. SIMPSON (COMMANDING OFFICER), MAJOR G.K.M. MAGNO...

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087594

RAVENSHOE AREA, QUEENSLAND. 1945-03-21. LORD WAKEHURST, GOVERNOR OF NSW, (3), WITH OFFICERS OF THE 20 INFANTRY BRIGADE DURING HIS TOUR OF THE 2/118 BRIGADE WORKSHOP AREA. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- LIEUTENANT-COLONEL G.E. COLVIN, COMMANDER 2/13 INFANTRY BATTALION, (1); BRIGADIER W.J.V. WINDEYER,...

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TRIPOLI, SYRIA. 1942-05-04. SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE 2/17TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION. FROM THE LEFT:- FRONT ROW - MAJOR J.W. BALFE, LIEUTENANT COLONEL N.W. SIMPSON, AND MAJOR C.K.M. MAGNO. BACK ROW - CAPTAINS P. O'BRIEN, C.G. PITMAN, J.R. BROADBENT, L.C. BRIEN AND A.M. ALISON.

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133492

LAE, NEW GUINEA. 1943-10-01. A GROUP OF OFFICERS WHO TOOK PART IN A CONFERENCE AT HEADQUARTERS, 5TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION. SHOWN: LIEUTENANT GENERAL MACKAY; LIEUTENANT GENERAL HERRING; MAJOR GENERAL WOOTTEN; LIEUTENANT GENERAL MORSHEAD; MAJOR GENERAL VASEY; MAJOR GENERAL MILFORD; BRIGADIER BROADBENT.

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052613

BARRINE, QLD. 1943-06-15. GROUP OF HIGH-RANKING OFFICERS WHO ATTENDED A SPECIAL CONFERENCE OF AUSTRALIAN AND AMERICAN SENIOR OFFICERS IN 1943-06. LEFT TO RIGHT:- (FRONT ROW) VX47819 BRIGADIER B. EVANS DSO, COMMANDING 24TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE; CAPTAIN HUDSON, UNITED STATES NAVY, LAND...

052613

133491

LAE, NEW GUINEA. 1943-10-01. A GROUP OF OFFICERS WHO TOOK PART IN A CONFERENCE AT HEADQUARTERS, 5TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION. SHOWN: LIEUTENANT GENERAL MACKAY; LIEUTENANT GENERAL HERRING; MAJOR GENERAL WOOTTEN; LIEUTENANT GENERAL MORSHEAD; MAJOR GENERAL VASEY; MAJOR GENERAL MILFORD; BRIGADIER BROADBENT.

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052614

BARRINE, QLD. 1943-06-15. GROUP OF HIGH-RANKING OFFICERS WHO ATTENDED A SPECIAL CONFERENCE OF AUSTRALIAN AND AMERICAN SENIOR OFFICERS IN 1943-06. LEFT TO RIGHT:- (FRONT ROW) VX47819 BRIGADIER B. EVANS, DSO, COMMANDING 24TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE; CAPTAIN HUDSON, UNITED STATES NAVY, LAND...

052614

Film

HRH Duke of Gloucester visits 1 Aust Corps Troops

The Governor General His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester arrived at Marreba North South airstrip at 1300hrs on 12 February 1945 and was met by GOC 1 Aust. Corps NX8 Lieut.-General Sir Leslie James Morshead, KCB, KBE, CMG, DSO, ED. He then proceeded to HQ 1 Aust Corps where he inspected a...

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Dedication service Holy Trinity Chapel Morotai

At HQ 1 Australian Corps a chapel was constructed in which services were held by each of the three denominations. The Chapel was designed by QX33616 Captain Ian Marsden McBain, SO Camouflage, RAE, HQ 1 Australian Corps, who also made the four "stained glass" windows. These were actually made from...

F07252

Conference of senior Australian Army officers at Lae

On the morning of the 1st October, 1943, senior Australian Army officers met at HQ 5th Australian Division to discuss the operations then in progress in New Guinea.

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General MacArthur visits 9th Division

On 5 July 1943 American General Douglas MacArthur, Commander Allied forces SWPA, arrived Mareeba Airfield, Queensland, in a Boeing B-17. He was greeted by NX8 Lieutenant-General Sir Leslie J Morshead and other officers. MacArthur was transported by staff car to the 9th Aust. Division area where he...

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Timeline

Date of birth 1914-07-24 Manly NSW
Other 1935 Private in the Sydney University Regiment.
Date commissioned 1937-02-09 Appointed lieutenant.
Other units 1940-05-01 Seconded 2/17th Battalion.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1940-05-07 Enlisted in the 2nd AIF.
Other units 1940-05-09 - 1940-06-07 Attached Headquarters 20th Battalion.
Other 1940-11-25 Arrived Middle East.
Date promoted 1941-01-07 Appointed captain.
Other units 1941-03-03 - 1941-08-25 Seconded instructor 20th Australian Infantry Training Battalion.
Other 1942-12-31 Course - Combined Operations School Number 1.
Date returned to Australia 1943-02-27 Returned to Sydney.
Other 1943-08-04 Arrived New Guinea.
Date returned to Australia 1944-02-10 Returned to Townsville.
Date promoted 1944-02-28 Appointed temporary lieutenant colonel, and commanding officer 2/17th Battalion.
Other units 1944-02-28 - 1946-02-08 Appointed to 2/17th Battalion as a temporary lieutenant colonel.
Date of honour or award 1944-04-24 Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.
Other 1945-04-21 Arrived Morotai.
Other units 1945-05-16 Attached Headquarters 9th Division.
Other 1945-06-09 Arrived British North Borneo.
Date returned to Australia 1945-12-19 Returned to Brisbane.
Other 1946-02-08 Relinquished command 2/17th Battalion.
Other 1946-03-16 Placed on the Reserve of Officers.
Other units 1948-04-01 Commanding officer 17/18th Battalion.
Other 1951-06-30 Placed on the Reserve of Officers.
Other units 1955-07-02 Appointed temporary brigadier to command 5th Brigade.
Date promoted 1956-07-02 Appointed brigadier.
Other 1958-07-01 Eastern Command Officers Staff Group (ACMF).
Other 1963-12-01 Major general command to Headquarters Communications Zone.
Other 1965-08-17 - 1966-11-30 General officer commanding 2nd Division.
Other 1966-12-01 Unattached List Eastern Command.