Biography

Birth date: 08 November 1884
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Cooma
Death date: 28 March 1919
Death place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 56th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Date of Death: 28 March 1919
  • Unit: 56th Australian Infantry Battalion

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Major
  • Date of embarkation: 08 July 1916
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Major
  • Date of embarkation: 21 December 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Collection Items

Photograph

E01604

Group portrait of the officers of the 54th Battalion, in the rest area at Samer. Left to right, back row: Lieutenant (Lt) C. W. Harvey MC; Lt O. C. Ferns; Lt H. Brewer; Lt C. J. Small; Lt F. A. Pickup; Lt G. A. Dickinson; Lt W. L. Palmer; Honorary Lieutenant and Quartermaster F. W. Bennett; Lt A....

E01604

E04553

Members of the 54th Battalion Headquarters at Prince Rupert's Dugout during a visit by official historian Captain (Capt) Charles Bean and Capt F M Cutlack, the new official AIF correspondent. Front row, left to right: Capt F M Cutlack; Capt N B Lovett; Capt C H L Leedman; Major F D Oatley; Capt C E...

E04553

A02361

Group portrait of officers in the tent lines of the 6th Australian Light Horse Regiment. Back row, left to right: Identified left to right: back row: Captain (Capt), later Lieutenant Colonel, Michael Frederick Bruxner, (later DSO and Chevalier of the L├ęgion d'Honneur) C Squadron; Second Lieutenant...

A02361

Timeline

Date of birth 1884-11-08
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1914-11-01 Appointed captain in the 6th Light Horse Regiment.
Date promoted 1914-12-16 Appointed major.
Date of embarkation 1914-12-21
Date returned to Australia 1916-01-27
Date of embarkation 1916-07-08
Date of embarkation 1916-08-12 Re-embarked with the 2nd Light Horse Regiment.
Other units 1916-09-03 3rd Camel Regiment.
Other units 1916-10-29 Officer Commanding ANZAC Rest Camp.
Other units 1917-02-07 Imperial Camel Brigade.
Other units 1917-02-20 2nd Light Horse Regiment.
Other units 1917-04-09 25th Battalion.
Other units 1917-06-21 54th Battalion.
Date promoted 1918-03-03 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Other units 1918-03-03 56th Battalion.
Date returned to Australia 1918-07-31
Date of death 1919-03-28