Biography

Birth date: 26 November 1885
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Malvern
Final rank: Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 24th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Major
  • Date of embarkation: 10 May 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : French Legion d'Honneur

  • Unit: 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : French Legion d'Honneur

  • Unit: 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Photograph

P05183.001

Group portrait of debutantes and their escorts prior to the First World War. The men are identified in the image from left to right, as: E. Lewis, Erle Fethers, J. Barrow, S. Jack, Percy Ernest Virgoe, P?. Griffin, A McKersie and C?. McKersie. The women are unidentified. Percy Ernest Virgoe,...

P05183.001

Timeline

Date of birth 1885-11-26
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1915-05-05 Appointed to the 24th Battalion with the rank of major.
Other units 1915-05-05 Appointed Second in Command of the 24th Battalion.
Date of embarkation 1915-05-10
Date of recommendation honour or award 1915-11-17
Date promoted 1916-05-25 Appointed temporary lieutenant colonel.
Other units 1916-05-25 Appointed temporary Commanding Officer of the 23rd Battalion.
Date promoted 1916-07-28 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Other units 1916-07-28 Appointed Commanding Officer of the 23rd Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-09-14
Other 1917-04-03 AIF appointment terminated.
Other 1918-03-18 Re-appointed to the AIF, Sea Transport Section Officer Commanding Troops Persic.
Other 1918-08-02 AIF appointment terminated.