Biography

Birth date: 01 December 1910
Birth place: Australia: Western Australia, Kanowna
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: WX19 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: 2/11th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2/11th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

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CHIDLOW, WA, 1943-07-23. WX19 LIEUTENANT COLONEL E. W. EGAN, COMMANDING OFFICER, 6TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION WITH PACK READY FOR JOURNEY.

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Timeline

Date of birth 1910-12-01
Date commissioned 1931-11-10 Lieutenant 11th Battalion.
Other units 1939-10-13 Seconded from 11th Battalion to 2/11th Battalion as captain.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1939-11-07 Enlisted in the 2nd AIF.
Date of honour or award 1941-07-19 Mention in Despatches.
Date promoted 1941-09-01 Appointed temporary major.
Other units 1942-08-06 - 1944-08-19 Temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 6th Battalion.
Date promoted 1942-09-01 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Other units 1944-08-19 - 1945-05-17 Lieutenant colonel commanding officer 35th Battalion.
Other units 1945-06-01 Officer commanding Leave and Troop Trains Victorian Lines of Communication Area.