Private Arthur William Bazley

Date of birth  1896-08-04  South Yarra, VIC. 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1914-10-05  Enlisted in the AIF. Shortly after enlisting he became the official assistant to Australia's official correspondent to the war, Charles Bean. 
Other  1917-07  He was transferred to the AIF War Records Section in London. 
Date promoted  1918  Promoted to staff sergeant. 
Other  1919  Bazley contracted influenza. 
Date returned to Australia  1919-05  Returned due to illness. 
Date of discharge  1919-08  AIF appointment ended. 
Date of honour or award  1919-12-12  Meritorious Service Medal. 
Other  1925 - 1939  Bazley worked as Bean's assistant and official librarian at Victoria Barracks in Sydney. 
Other  1930 - 1940  Wrote a celebrities of the AIF column for the journal Reveille. 
Other  1940  He was appointed Chief Clerk and Librarian of the Australian War Memorial. 
Other  1941-11-11  The Autralian War Memorial opened. 
Other  1942 - 1946  Became acting director of the War Memorial while the director, John Treloar, was serving as the head of the AIF's Military History and Information Section. 
Other  1946  Bazley left the War Memorial for the Department of Immigration. 
Other  1954  Became a life member of the Returned Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen's League (later to become the RSL). 
Date of death  1972-07-31  Canberra, ACT.