Biography

Birth date: 09 January 1887
Birth place: Australia: South Australia, Blyth
Death date: 16 September 1944
Death place: Australia
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: First World War, 1914-1918
S3074 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 2 Australian Technical Training Centre (Schools)
  • 27th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Date of Death: 16 September 1944
  • Unit: 2 Australian Technical Training Centre (Schools)

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Date of embarkation: 08 August 1917
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Collection Items

Photograph

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MELBOURNE, VIC. 1943-05-27. OFFICERS OF THE 3RD MOTOR VEHICLE TRADE TRAINING CENTRE, PRAHRAN, LEFT TO RIGHT:- FRONT ROW, VX108346 MAJOR C.S. VAUGHAN, S3074 LIEUTENANT COLONEL F.M. BEST, VP7505 CAPTAIN W.J.G. LYON, BACK ROW, VX108414 CAPTAIN S.G. HORNE, VX108415 LIEUTENANT B.L. HILLMAN AND V85129...

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Timeline

Date of birth 1887-01-09 Blyth Plains, SA
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 1916-05-31
WW1 Service 1 1916-05-31 enlisted AIF ENGR
Date commissioned 1917-04-01
WW1 Service 2 1917-04-01 2lieutenant
Date of embarkation 1917-08-08
WW1 Service 3 1918-03-17 lieutenant 5thDivisionEngr
Interwar Service 1 1920-01-01 lieutenant Reserve of Officers
WW1 Service 4 1920-02-14 demobilised
Interwar Service 2 1926-05-27 captain AE
Interwar Service 3 1928-12-01 major
Interwar Service 4 1930-08-22 3 Light Horse
Interwar Service 5 1934-05-01 lieutenant colonel commanding officer 27th battalion
Appointment 1934-05-01 - 1940-02-19 Battalion: 27th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Reason for end of appointment: age
Career summary 2 1940-02-01 Retired List
Career summary 3 1941-08-25 seconded RAE(M)
Career summary 4 1941-08-25 full time duty Headquarters 4MD
Career summary 5 1941-08-25 chief instructor MT Training School (3MD)
Career summary 6 1943-12-31 chief instructor 2 Tech Training School (Headquarters Vic)
Career summary 7 1944-07-30 attached 2 Aust Tech Training School (SA)
Career summary 8 1944-08-19 medical administering Hosp from leave
Career summary 9 1944-09-16 Died of illness (carcinoma of bladder)
Date of death 1944-09-16
Career summary 1 commanding officer 27th battalion
Career summary 10 *** NO ACTIVE SERVICE ***