Biography

Birth date: 15 February 1885
Death date: 06 January 1942
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • 7th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 50th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of embarkation: 24 September 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Brisbane

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : French Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, Fifth Class

  • Unit: 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Brevet Major

  • Unit: 7th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Brevet Major

  • Unit: 7th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Brevet Major

  • Unit: 7th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

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

  • Unit: 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 7th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : French Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, Fifth Class

  • Unit: 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

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

  • Unit: 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Bar to Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : French Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, Fifth Class

  • Unit: 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

 

Heraldry

Service dress tunic : Lieutenant Colonel A G Salisbury, 50 Battalion, AIF

Khaki wool twill private purchase officers' service dress tunic with oxidised brass rank badges for a lieutenant colonel. Circular purple over light blue colour patches for 50 Battalion, AIF, are carried on each shoulder, and oxidised brass 'AUSTRALIA' shoulder titles and Rising Sun collar badges...

REL34024.001

Service dress breeches : Lieutenant Colonel A G Salisbury, 50 Battalion, AIF

Khaki woollen corduroy breeches. The breeches have a concealed five button fly, and six further buttons are spaced around the waistband for the fitting of braces. All the buttons are plastic. The concealed placket fastening to the fly is lined with lightweight buckran, while the waist is lined with...

REL34024.002

Timeline

Date of birth 1885-02-15
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1914-08-21 Appointed captain in the 9th Battalion.
Date of embarkation 1914-09-24
Other units 1914-12-21 Commanding Officer A Company, 9th Battalion.
Date promoted 1915-01-01 Appointed major.
Date promoted 1916-08-18 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Other units 1916-08-18 Commanding Officer 50th Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-03-02
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-04-25
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-05-05
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-05-08
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-05-10
Other units 1918-09-21 Detached to 2nd United States Corps.
Other units 1918-10-02 50th Battalion.
Other units 1918-10-20 Machine Gun School.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1919-01-30
Other units 1919-02-07 Temporary Commanding Officer 13th Australian Infnatry Brigade.
Other units 1919-03-01 50th Battalion.
Other units 1919-03-21 Temporarily attached to 13th Infantry Brigade Headquarters.
Other 1919-08-29 AIF appointment terminated.
Date of death 1942-01-06