Biography

Birth date: 18 November 1867
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Newcastle
Death date: 21 November 1943
Death place: Australia: New South Wales, Newcastle
Final rank: Major General
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • Staff
  • 2nd Australian Division
  • 5th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 6th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 7th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 25th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Colonel
  • Date of embarkation: 29 June 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Brisbane

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

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

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

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 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) : Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 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)

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Division
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

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

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

Honours and Awards : Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: 5th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Companion of the Order of the Bath

  • Unit: 25th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Staff
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Staff
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Staff
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Russian Order of St Stanislaus, Second Class

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

Photograph

A01581

Portrait of Brigadier General John Paton 7th Brigade AIF, CB CMG VD.

A01581

H15065

Outdoor group portrait of officers of the Rabaul Garrison of the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force. All except two went on to serve overseas with the AIF. Identified from left to right, back row: Lieutenant (Lt) Harold Woodford Johnson (later promoted Major and awarded Military...

H15065

H12840

Staff on board HMAT Berrima watching the disembarkment of the Australian Naval and Military Expedition Force at Kabakaul. From left to right: Colonel William Holmes (later Major General CMG DSO VD); Lieutenant Colonel William Walker Russell Watson (later Colonel CMG VD CB); Colonel John Paton...

H12840

E02734

Lieutenant General Sir John Monash KCB VD, presenting a Military Medal to a member of the 2nd Australian Division near Camon. Left to right: Captain (Capt) M. H. Cruickshank, 40th Battalion; unidentified; Capt P. W. Simonson, Australian Corps Headquarters; General Monash; Brigadier General J....

E02734

Art

Farewell to Anzac 20th December 1915

This painting shows a scene in the saloon of the transport ship "Arran". The saloon assumed the atmosphere of a crowded hotel parlour as friends relaxed amid the din of conversation and a haze of tobacco smoke after weary months of fighting and danger. Several Australian Imperial Force leaders are...

ART09582

Private Record

Mackie, George Norman, MSM (Warrant Officer)

Collection relating to the service of 1948 Warrant Officer George Norman Mackie MSM, 27 Battalion and 7 Infantry Brigade HQ, at sea, Egypt, Lemnos, France, 1915-1918. Collection consists of seventy-five letters written by W/O Mackie to family members in Australia, and a diary kept by W/O Mackie... Maker: Mackie, George Norman

1DRL/0450

Digitised Collection

Letters written by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood to various correspondents, 19 July 1916 – 16 September 1918

Folder containing copies of 12 letters written by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood to various people between 19 July 1916 and 16 September 1918. Some of the correspondents in this file include William Morris “Billy” Hughes (Prime Minister of Australia), Major General Sir Ernest Dunlop...

RCDIG0000025

Timeline

Date of birth 1867-11-18
Other 1887 Joined the New South Wales Military Forces as a second lieutenant on the 4th Infantry.
Date promoted 1894 Promoted to captain.
Date promoted 1907 Promoted to major.
Date promoted 1909 Promoted to lieutenant colonel.
Other 1914 Appointed to command the Newcastle Defended Port at the outbreak of war.
Date promoted 1914-07-01 Appointed to colonel and assumed command of the 4th Infantry Brigade.
Other 1914-10 Took a drop in rank to lieutenant colonel in order to become Second in Command of the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF).
Other 1914-10-09 Captured the German motor launch Komet.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1915
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1915-03-16 Appointed to command the 25th Battalion as a lieutenant colonel.
Date of embarkation 1915-06-02
Date of embarkation 1915-06-29
Date of recommendation honour or award 1915-09-01
Other units 1915-10-15 Took over the 7th Brigade at ANZAC unuder the orders of Major General Legge.
Date of honour or award 1916-01-01 Appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) for his services at Gallipoli.
Date promoted 1916-01-01 Promoted to colonel and temporary brigadier general.
Date wounded 1916-11-05 Wounded by a German sniper and evacuated to England.
Other units 1917-05-25 Given command of the 17th Infantry Brigade in England.
Other units 1917-07-19 Returned to France to take charge of the 6th Infantry Brigade.
Other units 1918 - 1926 Commanded the 5th and 1st Brigades, and the 2nd Division until retiring with the rank of major general.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-04
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-09
Date of honour or award 1918-08-24 Appointed a Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG) for his services.
Other 1918-08-24 Elected to retire and return to Australia.
Date of death 1943-11-21