Birth date: 7 May 1896
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Bairnsdale
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: 16712 - First World War, 1914-1918
VX13432; Lieutenant Colonel - Second World War, 1939-1945

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Sapper
  • Date of embarkation: 23 December 1916
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Collection Items



Affula, Palestine. 1941-06-04. Lieutenant Colonel D.E. Williams, MBE, Officer Commanding the Cheshire Yeomanry (centre), and his Adjutant (left) confer with Lieutenant Colonel W.G. Cannon, ED, Commanding 2/14th Infantry Battalion, AIF, before the advance into Syria.



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...



Date of birth 1896-05-07
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1916-10-02
Date of embarkation 1916-12-23
Date returned to Australia 1918-04-05
Date commissioned 1919-02-01
Other units 1919-02-01 2/29th Battalion.
Other units 1921-03-31 29th Battalion.
Date promoted 1926-02-10 Captain.
Other units 1928-05-01 Commanding officer 59th Battalion.
Date promoted 1928-11-23 Major.
Other units 1938-10-01 Commanding officer 58th Battalion.
Other units 1938-10-01 - 1940-05-01 58th Battalion.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1940-04-27 Enlisted 2nd AIF.
Other units 1940-05-01 Commanding officer 2/14th Battalion.
Other units 1940-05-01 - 1942-01-14 Commanding Officer - 2/14th Battalion.
Other 1940-11-25 Arrived Middle East.
Other units 1942-06-04 Commanding officer 10th Australian Infantry Training Battalion.
Other 1942-08-23 Seconded to RAAF Aerodrome Defence.
Other 1945-11-26 Reserve of Officers.