Major General George Alan Vasey, CB, CBE, DSO,

Date of birth  1895-03-29  East Malvern, VIC. 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1913-03  Entered the Royal Military College, Duntroon. 
Other  1915-05  After graduating he was comissioned as a lieutenant in the permanent military forces. 
Other  1915-06  Transferred to the AIF. 
Other units  1916-03  Vasey reached France and fought on the Somme with the Divisional Artillery. 
Date promoted  1916-08  Promoted to captain. 
Other units  1916-11  Given command of the 13th Field Battery. 
Other units  1917 - 1919  Vasey served as brigade major of the 11th Infantry Brigade. 
Date of honour or award  1918-06-03  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. 
Date of honour or award  1918-10-24  Mention in Despatches. 
Date of honour or award  1919-10-30  Mention in Despatches. 
Date of discharge  1919-11  AIF appointment ended and Vasey returned to the militia as a lieutenant, and honorary major. 
Date promoted  1934  Appointed brigade major of the 8th Indian Brigade. 
Date returned to Australia  1937  Vasey served with Army Headquarters in Melbourne. 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1939-10-31  Enlisted in the 2nd AIF. 
Date promoted  1939-11  Appointed lieutenant colonel. 
Other units  1939-12  Appointed as assistant adjutant and quartermaster general in the 6th Division, and sailed for Palestine. 
Date promoted  1940-03  Appointed temporary brigadier commanding the 19th Brigade. 
Date of honour or award  1941-04-01  Commander of the Order of the British Empire. 
Date of honour or award  1941-11-04  Bar to Distinguished Service Order. 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1942-09-14 - 1943-03-14  Appointed officer in command of 6th Division, AIF, in New Guinea. 
Other units  1942-10  Took command of the 7th Division. 
Other  1943  Involved in the successful battles Nadzab and Lae. 
Date of honour or award  1943-05-28  Companion of the Order of the Bath. 
Other  1944-02  Became ill and was evacuated back to Australia and deemed unfit for duty. 
Date of honour or award  1944-11-23  United States Distinguished Service Cross. 
Date of honour or award  1944-11-23  Greek War Cross - First Class. 
Other  1945  Resumed command of the 6th Division. 
Date of death  1945-03-05  Died when his plane, a Hudson, crashed into the sea at Machans Beach, just north of Cairns in Queensland. Vasey was flying to New Guinea to take up his command. All on board were killed. 
Date of honour or award  1945-03-08  Posthumously recieved a Mention in Despatches.