WX299 Thomas Richard Worgan Cotton, DSO, MC

Date of birth1907-11-14 Dover, England 
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1939-11-07  Private in the 2/11th Battalion. 
Date promoted  1939-12-22  Appointed lance corporal. 
Date promoted  1940-01-10  Appointed temporary corporal. 
Date promoted  1940-01-26  Appointed temporary sergeant. 
Other  1940-06-18  Arrived Scotland. 
Date commissioned  1940-06-20  Appointed lieutenant (on probation). 
Date promoted  1940-06-27  Appointed lieutenant 72nd battalion. 
Date promoted  1940-07-29  Appointed captain. 
Other  1940-10-28  72nd Battalion becomes 2/33rd Battalion. 
Other  1941-03-08  Arrived Middle East. 
Date of honour or award  1941-12-30  Military Cross. 
Date returned to Australia  1942-03-10  Returned to Adelaide. 
Date promoted  1942-06-08  Appointed temporary major. 
Other  1942-09-09  Arrived Moresby. 
Date returned to Australia  1943-01-08  Returned to Brisbane. 
Other units  1943-05-02 - 1945-12-03  Temporary lieutenant colonel and commanding officer 2/33rd Battalion. 
Date promoted  1943-06-14  Appointed lieutenant colonel. 
Other  1943-07-26  Arrived Moresby. 
Date returned to Australia  1944-02-10  Returned to Townsville. 
Date of honour or award  1945-03-09  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. 
Date of honour or award  1945-03-14  Military Cross. 
Date wounded  1945-07-06  Wounded in action Balikpapn. 
Date returned to Australia  1946-05-12  Returned to Brisbane. 
Other units  1946-06-01  Appointed staff officer 2 Training Team Headquarters S Command & 3rd Military District. 
Other  1946-11-12  Volunteers for Interim Army. 
Date of honour or award  1947-04-15  Mention in Despatches. 
Other  1947-06-26  Reserve of Officers.