Biography

Birth date: 01 October 1909
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Goulburn
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: NX12629 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: 2/2nd Machine Gun Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2/2nd Machine Gun Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 2/2nd Machine Gun Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

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RAVENSHOE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. 1944-06-19. VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE., KCB., CMG., DSO., ED., COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA (1) BEING SHOWN THE LOG CABIN OFFICER'S MESS OF THE 2/2ND MACHINE GUN BATTALION BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER NX12629 LIEUTENANT...

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RAVENSHOE, QLD. 1944-06-19. THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA, VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY GBE KCB CMG DSO ED, (CENTRE) PHOTOGRAPHED WITH NX12629 LIEUTENANT COLONEL E. MCARTHUR-ONSLOW DSO, COMMANDING OFFICER 2/2ND MACHINE GUN BATTALION (RIGHT) AN NX58535...

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MOUNT GARNET, QLD. 1944-07-15. THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 2/2ND MACHINE GUN BATTALION, NX12629 LIEUTENANT COLONEL E. MACARTHUR-ONSLOW, DSO., MAKES A SUCCESSFUL BID FOR A HORSE, AT THE AUCTION CONDUCTED BY MEMBERS OF THE 9TH DIVISION PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE RACE MEETING AND RODEO. THESE...

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TRINITY BEACH, QLD. 1944-07-23. MEMBERS OF ONE OF THE SYNDICATES ATTENDING THE STAFF AND COMMAND COURSE FOR SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE 7TH DIVISION, THE 9TH DIVISION AND CORPS UNITS ARRANGED BY HEADQUARTERS, 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX92 LIEUTENANT COLONEL W.B. CALDWELL, MC, NEW...

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Film

Father Christmas under shell fire

This film taken less than 2000 yards from the German lines shows how the gifts were secured from the Father Christmas store. The shopping innovation was conceived by NX12629 Lieutenant-Colonel E MacArthur-Onslow DSO ED for his Machine Gun Regiment. Other units caught up the idea and the excitement...

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Timeline

Date of birth 1909-10-01
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1940-03-29
Date of discharge 1945-06-01