Biography

Birth date: 13 April 1894
Birth place: Australia: Queensland, Ipswich
Death date: 01 November 1978
Death place: Australia: Queensland, Brisbane, Greenslopes
Final rank: Brigadier
Service number: First World War, 1914-1918
Second World War, 1939-1945
Q383 (QX50080) - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 46th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 47th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Date of embarkation: 01 September 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Unit: 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 46th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Unit: 46th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Companion of the Order of the Bath

  • Unit: AMF
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Bar to Military Cross

  • Unit: 46th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Military Cross

  • Unit: 46th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Companion of the Order of the Bath

  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Timeline

Date of birth 1894-04-13
Date commissioned 1914-06-16
Pre WW1 Service 1 1914-06-16 2lieutenant 8th Infantry regiment
Pre WW1 Service 2 1915-07-01 lieutenant
WW1 Service 1 1915-08-24 2lieutenant (AIF)
Date of embarkation 1915-09-01
WW1 Service 3 1916-06-01 captain 46th battalion
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-10-10
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-01-20
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-03-05
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-03-08
WW1 Service 2 1917-06-01 Mention in Despatches 2 Jan 1917,
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-07-22
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-08-11
Interwar Service 1 1918-10-01 lieutenant 5/9th Infantry Rget
Interwar Service 2 1920-04-30 captain Reserve of Officers
Interwar Service 3 1922-10-01 AALD, Lstaff officer 7 Infantry Brigade
Interwar Service 4 1923-07-29 Unattached List
Interwar Service 5 1924-12-01 commanding officer 31st battalion
Interwar Service 6 1927-01-20 major
Interwar Service 7 1927-09-20 lieutenant colonel
Interwar Service 8 1929-04-01 Unattached List
Interwar Service 9 1933-07-31 Reserve of Officers
Interwar Service 10 1933-10-01 commanding officer 31st battalion
Appointment 1933-10-01 - 1940-08-01 Battalion: 31st; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: Reserve of Officers ; Reason for end of appointment: promotion field command: 11th Brigade
Career summary 1 1939-08-27 full time duty 25
Career summary 2 1940-07-03 full time duty commanding officer Miowera AIF Depot
Career summary 3 1940-08-01 temporary brigadier, commander 11th Brigade
Career summary 4 1940-09-03 command 11th Brigade & administering commandant NQ Area
Career summary 5 1940-12-18 END full time duty
Career summary 6 1941-03-06 full time duty
Career summary 7 1941-04-06 command 7th Brigade
Career summary 8 1942-05-08 relinquished command & temporary brigadier 7th Brigade
Career summary 9 1942-06-20 temporary colonel command Headquarters (NQld) Lines of Communication Sub Area
Career summary 10 1943-01-02 enlisted 2AIF
Career summary 11 1943-02-20 Companion of the Order of the Bath
Career summary 12 1945-11-01 relinquished command 1 Aust Lines of Communication Sub Area
Career summary 13 1945-11-27 Reserve of Officers
Date of death 1978-11-01
Career summary 14 *** NO ACTIVE SERVICE ***
Citations 2 'Temporary Brigadier Norrth was appointed to a commission in the Citizen Military Forces on 16th June, 1914 and served in the 1914-18 war as an Infantry Company Commander. Since 1914-18 he commandeed the 31st Battalion with marked success for two periods totalling in all eleven years and was appointed to command the 11th Infantry Brigade, which he now commands, on 1.8.40. He commands one of the important areas in the defence of Australia and has prepared the troops under his command for thier difficult task with unflagging zeal and energy.'