NX102552 John Christian Watson 'Burn-em-up' O'Connor

Date of birth1907-02-17 Perth WA 
Royal Military College  1925 - 1928   
Interwar Service 1  1925-02-18  Inducted Royal Military College 
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1925-02-18   
Date commissioned  1928-02-12   
Interwar Service 2  1928-12-12  lieutenant 
Interwar Service 3  1929-02-01  3rdDivision 
Interwar Service 4  1929-09-01  adjutant & QM 28th battalion 
Interwar Service 5  1931-04-25  adjutant & QM 44th battalion 
Interwar Service 6  1931-11-06  adjutant & QM 27th battalion 
Interwar Service 7  1935-01  Service in India 14 Sep 33-c.  
Interwar Service 8  1935-01-23  adjutant & QM 23/21st battalion 
Interwar Service 9  1936-12-12  captain 
Interwar Service 10  1938-12-01  attached Headquarters 3rd Dist Base 
Interwar Service 11  1939-03-25  course Command and Staff School #6 6 
Career summary 1  1939-10-02  instructor Southern Command Training School 
Career summary 2  1939-11-13  brigade major 14th Brigade 
Career summary 3  1940-05-08  general service officer grade 2 (I) AHeadquarters G Branch 
Career summary 4  1940-08-01  temporary major 
Career summary 5  1941-06-02  instructor Command and Staff School (Duntroon) 
Career summary 6  1942-06-30  seconded for Citizens Military Force 
Career summary 7  1942-07-31  enlisted 2AIF 
Career summary 9  1942-10-28  general service officer grade 1 Headquarters 4thDivision 
Career summary 10  1943-02-18  general service officer grade 1 (Liasion) Headquarters New Guinea Force 
Career summary 11  1943-02-26  arrived New Guinea 
Career summary 13  1943-03-22  attached Headquarters Kanga Force 16 
Career summary 14  1943-03-22 - 1943-06-02  A/general service officer grade 1 (Ops) Headquarters 1 Australian Corps/New Guinea F 
Career summary 15  1943-07-03  commanding officer 22nd battalion 
Appointment  1943-07-03 - 1944-03-13  Battalion: 22nd; Rank on appointment: captain, temporary lieutenant colonel ; Appointed from: general service officer grade 1 (Liasion) NGF; Reason for end of appointment: training appointment: director military arts RMC 
Career summary 16  1943-10-07 - 1943-10-30  medical (malaria) 
Career summary 17  1944-01-20  major (bd 1 Sep 42) (retain temporary lieutenant colonel) 
Career summary 18  1944-01-20  lieutenant colonel (bd 28 Oct 42) promul 
Career summary 19  1944-03-13  relinquished command 
Career summary 20  1944-03-13  director Military Arts Royal Military College & Staff School 
Career summary 21  1944-03-24  Returned to Australia (Townsville ) 
Career summary 22  1944-06-21  Special Duty School of Artillery (Fd) 15 
Career summary 23  1944-08-16  attached School of Artillery 11 
Career summary 25  1944-09-26  attached Land Headquarters 20 
Career summary 26  1944-10-13 - 1944-11-15  Special  
Career summary 24  1944-11-02  director Military Arts Royal Military College Australian Schools & Training Units 
Career summary 27  1945-03-31  Mention in Despatches 
Career summary 28  1945-08-28  assistant adjutant and quarter master general Headquarters W Comd 
Career summary 29  1946-01-23  adjutant and quarter master general Headquarters W Comd 
Career summary 30  1947-02-24  relinquish adjutant and quarter master general ... 
Career summary 32  1947-03-22  assistant adjutant and quarter master general Brit Com Sub Area Tokyo 
Career summary 33  1948-01-16  Returned to Australia (Syd) 
Career summary 34  1948-02-23  general service officer grade 1 Headquarters W Comd 
Career summary 35  1948-03-14 - 1948-04-05  course School of Air Spt (Laver 
Career summary 36  1948-10-18  lieutenant colonel (Australian Staff Corps) 
Career summary 37  1949-02-03  relinquish general service officerI... 
Career summary 38  1949-06-03  medical downgrade Class D 
Career summary 39  1949-10-15  retired list 
Career summary 31    *** POST WAR *** 
Career summary 8    temporary lieutenant colonel 28 Oct 42 (TFD to 23/21st battalion but SECD) 
Career summary 12    seconded ceases TFD to Gen List 2 Mar 43 (remains with NGF) 

Militia Number: 2/24; Occupation: Staff Corps Officer