Biography

Birth date: 27 November 1885
Death date: 29 September 1971
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Major
  • Date of embarkation: 25 June 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

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

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Private Record

Photograph

H15065

Outdoor group portrait of officers of the Rabaul Garrison of the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force. All except two went on to serve overseas with the AIF. Identified from left to right, back row: Lieutenant (Lt) Harold Woodford Johnson (later promoted Major and awarded Military...

H15065

A03629

Group portrait of officers of the 20th Battalion at Arques, Belgium. Identified back row, left to right: Lieutenant (Lt) Edward Frank Lumb (killed in action at Ypres, Belgium 9 October 1917); Lt Paul Jerome Timmins; Lt Robert Francis Marlan; Lt Henry Evans Banfield; Lt Henry Lachlan Cyrus Hailey;...

A03629

Timeline

Date of birth 1885-11-27
Other 1914-08-18 - 1915-03-01 Prior AMF service.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1915-05-07 Appointed to the 19th Battalion with the rank of major.
Date of embarkation 1915-06-25
Date promoted 1916-06-06 Appointed to lieutenant colonel.
Other units 1916-06-06 Appinted to command the 20th Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-09-18
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-09
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-27
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-30
Other units 1918-03-01 Appointed to command the 2nd Machine Gun Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-04
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-09
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-04-29
Date returned to Australia 1919-06-16
Date of death 1971-09-29