Biography

Birth date: 12 April 1882
Final rank: Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 24th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

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

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Bar to Distinguished Service Order

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

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

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

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : United States Distinguished Service Medal

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

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Brevet Lieutenant Colonel

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

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

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

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

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

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • 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 : Bar to Distinguished Service Order

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

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

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

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

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

Collection Items

Photograph

H00117

Studio portrait of Colonel William Edward James DSO and Bar 24th Battalion of Harcourt Vic. An orchardist prior to his enlistment on 1 May 1915 he embarked from Melbourne on 10 May 1915 on board HMAT Euripides.

H00117

P07758.001

Outdoor group portrait of officers of the 24th Battalion. Back row, left to right: unidentified interpreter; Lieutenant Richard Mill Oliver; Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Richard John Wells; 2nd Lt Arthur Edward Whitear DCM; Lt Eric Sulllivan Baldock MC; Lt William Burns Gow MC; Major John Robb...

P07758.001

Timeline

Date of birth 1882-04-12
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1915-05-01 Appointed to the 24th Battalion with the rank of captain.
Date of embarkation 1915-05-10
Date promoted 1915-08-26 Appointed major.
Date returned to Australia 1916-04-12
Other 1916-10-25 Re-enlisted
Other units 1917-07-17 Appointed to command the 24th Battalion.
Date promoted 1917-08-17 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-05
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-09
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-04-29
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-10-21
Date of recommendation honour or award 1919-01-27
Date of recommendation honour or award 1919-02-19
Other 1920-05-31 AIF appointment terminated.