Biography

Birth date: 20 February 1896
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Barraport
Final rank: Major
Service number: 16692 - First World War, 1914-1918
VX47997 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 2/23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 17 January 1917
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2/23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Timeline

Date of birth 1896-02-20 Barraport, VIC.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1916-03-09
Date of embarkation 1917-01-17
Date commissioned 1936-10-30
Other units 1936-10-30 Lieutenant with the 29/22nd Battalion.
Date promoted 1939-02-06 Appointed captain.
Other units 1939-08-01 - 1940-07-23 Temporary major and commanding officer 22nd Battalion.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1940-07-23 Enlisted 2nd AIF.
Other units 1940-08-01 Seconded as 2nd in Charge 2/23rd Battalion.
Date promoted 1940-09-26 Appointed major.
Other 1940-12-17 Arrived Middle East.
Other 1941-07-16 - 1941-08-16 Course - Middle East Tactical School (Senior Officers).
Date returned to Australia 1942-08-07 Returned to Melbourne.
Other units 1942-08-07 - 1944-03-15 Temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 26th Australian Motor Regiment.
Date of honour or award 1942-10-14 Mention in Despatches.
Other 1943-12-23 - 1944-01-18 Course - Land Headquarters School of Artillery.
Date promoted 1944-01-06 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Other 1944-04-05 Reserve of Officers.