Biography

Birth date: 23 December 1914
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Essendon
Death date: 23 March 2003
Service number: 3129001 - Second World War, 1939-1945
VX14250 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: 2/14th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Officer of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: 2/14th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2/14th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2/14th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

068254

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-08. MEMBERS OF THE 2/14TH INFANTRY BATTALION MARCHING PAST THE SALUTING BASE DURING THE 7TH DIVISION MARCH THROUGH THE CITY. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX14250 LIEUTENANT COLONEL P.E. RHODEN, COMMANDING OFFICER (1); VX21199 CAPTAIN S.Y. BISSET (2); WARRANT...

068254

083828

KAIRI, QUEENSLAND. 1944-12-02. BRIGADIER I.N. DOUGHERTY, COMMANDER 21 INFANTRY BRIGADE, (1), ACCOMPANIED BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL P.E. RHODEN, COMMANDING OFFICER 2/14 INFANTRY BATTALION, (2), INSPECTS THE MEMBERS OF D COMPANY. (FOR IDENTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL REFER PROVISIONAL CAPTION).

083828

083829

KAIRI, QUEENSLAND. 1944-12-02. BRIGADIER I.N. DOUGHERTY, COMMANDER 21 INFANTRY BRIGADE, (4), ACCOMPANIED BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL P.E. RHODEN, COMMANDING OFFICER 2/14 INFANTRY BATTALION, INSPECTS MEMBERS OF HEADQUARTERS COMPANY.

083829

083830

KAIRI, QUEENSLAND. 1944-12-02. LIEUTENANT COLONEL P.E. RHODEN, (1), LEADING 2/14 INFANTRY BATTALION TROOPS DURING THE MARCH PAST. THE SALUTE WAS TAKEN BY BRIGADIER I.N. DOUGHERTY, COMMANDER 21 INFANTRY BRIGADE.

083830

087417

KAIRI, QUEENSLAND. 1945-03-10. MAJOR GENERAL E.J. MILFORD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7 DIVISION, (1), ACCOMPANIED BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL P.E. RHODEN, (2), INSPECTS C COMPANY, 2/14 INFANTRY BATTALION TROOPS DURING A REVIEW OF 21 INFANTRY BRIGADE

087417

089175

KAIRI, ATHERTON TABLELAND, QUEENSLAND. 1945-05-05. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL P.E. RHODEN, (2), HANDING OVER TO BRIGADIER I.N. DOUGHERTY, COMMANDER 21 INFANTRY BRIGADE, (1), DURING THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY PARADE OF 2/14 INFANTRY BATTALION TROOPS.

089175

089178

KAIRI, ATHERTON TABLELAND, QUEENSLAND. 1945-05-05. B COMPANY, 2/14 INFANTRY BATTALION DURING THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY PARADE BEING INSPECTED BY BRIGADIER I.N. DOUGHERTY, COMMANDER 21 INFANTRY BRIGADE, (2), ACCOMPANIED BY LIEUTENANT-COLONEL P.E. RHODEN, (1). (FOR IDENTIFICATION OF 12 NAMED PERSONNEL...

089178

089196

KAIRI, ATHERTON TABLELAND, QLD. 1945-05-05. LIEUTENANT COLONEL R. E. RHODEN (6), COMMANDING OFFICER, 2/14TH INFANTRY BATTALION, WITH HIS COMPANY COMMANDERS ON PARADE AFTER THE MARCH PAST DURING THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY PARADE OF 2/14TH INFANTRY BATTALION, 21ST INFANTRY BRIGADE, WHICH WAS INSPECTED BY...

089196

116220

BALIKPAPAN AREA, BORNEO. 1945-09-07. LIEUTENANT COLONEL P. E. RHODEN, COMMANDING OFFICER, 2/14TH INFANTRY BATTALION, WALKING DOWN THE STEPS FROM HIS TENT WHICH HAS BEEN BUILT ON THE TOP OF AN OLD JAPANESE AIR RAID SHELTER.

116220

116221

BALIKPAPAN AREA, BORNEO. 1945-09-07. LIEUTENANT COLONEL P. E. RHODEN, COMMANDING OFFICER, 2/14TH INFANTRY BATTALION.

116221

120848

MACASSAR, CELEBES 1945-10-01. ARRIVAL OF THE 2/14TH BATTALION AT MACASSAR. LIEUTENANT COLONEL RHODEN, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE BATTALION, CONFERS WITH OTHER OFFICERS ON THE WHARF. (PHOTOGRAPHER SGT F. W. BUTT)

120848

P03446.001

Outdoor group portrait of 32 officers from the 2/14th Battalion in Palestine. Identified left to right (back row): VX14040 Eric Walter Scott; VX43032 Lieutenant (Lt) Andre Samuel Pochon; VX14041 Thomas James Rose; VX14035 William Binns Russell; VX14093 Lt Alan Treloar; Victor Herbert Watts; VX43185...

P03446.001

113192

BALIKPAPAN, BORNEO. 1945-08-14. BRIGADIER I.N. DOUGHERTY, COMMANDER 21ST INFANTRY BRIGADE (2) WITH SOME OF HIS UNIT COMMANDERS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LT COL) F.H. SUBLETT, COMMANDING OFFICER 2/16TH INFANTRY BATTALION (1); LT COL K.S. PICKEN, COMMANDING OFFICER 2/27TH...

113192

067884

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:- QX6047 LIEUTENANT COLONEL B.N. BERRY, MC., NEW...

067884

018983

Balikpapan, Borneo. July 1945. Officers of the 21st Brigade of the 7th Australian Division. This Brigade played an important part in clearing the Japanese from Balikpapan. Left to right: Brigadier I. N. Dougherty, Commanding Officer (CO), 21st Brigade; Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) A. H. Sublet, CO,...

018983

065549

WATSONIA, VIC. 1944-04-18. VX9 MAJOR GENERAL G.A. VASEY, CB, CBE, DSO., (1) GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION, DOING AN INSPECTION OF THE 2/14TH INFANTRY BATTALION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX148 BRIGADIER IVAN N. DOUGHERTY, DSO, COMMANDING 21ST INFANTRY BRIGADE (2); VX14250 LIEUTENANT...

065549

Film

Occupation of Pare Pare, Celebes by 2/14 Australian Infantry Battalion

Arrival at Pare Pare, a large trading port one hundred and thirty miles south of Macassar, of troops of 2/14 Australian Infantry Battalion. The troops were transported from Macassar in HMAS Gascoyne and were brought to shore in Japanese barges. Indonesian chieftain of Pare Pare and assistants walk...

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Timeline

Date of birth 1914-12-23
Date commissioned 1933-08-03
Other units 1933-12-22 Australian Field Artillery.
Other 1935-06-22 Unattached List
Other units 1937-01-08 14th Battalion.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1940-05-06 Enlisted in the 2nd AIF.
Other units 1940-05-06 Seconded captain 2/14th Battalion.
Other 1940-11-25 Arrived Middle East.
Date returned to Australia 1942-03-24
Date promoted 1942-06-30 Temporary major.
Other 1942-08-12 Arrived Moresby.
Date returned to Australia 1943-01-16 Returned to Cairns.
Other units 1943-01-27 Attached 2/27th Battalion.
Other units 1943-03-09 Seconded commanding officer 21st Australian Infantry Training Battalion.
Other 1943-06-09 Married.
Other 1943-10-17 Arrived Moresby.
Other units 1943-10-21 - 1945-10-08 Commanding officer 2/14th Battalion.
Date promoted 1943-11-26 Temporary lieutenant colonel.
Other units 1943-12-30 Attached 21st Brigade.
Date of honour or award 1944-01-31 Mention in Despatches.
Date returned to Australia 1944-03-08
Other 1944-06-18 - 1944-07-13 Course Land Headquarters Tactical senior officers.
Date promoted 1944-07-20 Lieutenant colonel.
Date of honour or award 1945-03-31 Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Other 1945-05-31 Arrived Morotai.
Date returned to Australia 1946-02-04
Other 1946-03-05 Reserve of Officers.
Date of honour or award 1947-05-06 Mention in Despatches.
Other units 1948-04-01 Commanding officer MUR.
Other 1951-06-30 Reserve of Officers.
Date of death 2003-03-23
Other c 1945-08-01 Arrived Balikpapan.
Other c 1945-09-29 Arrived Makassar.