VX38973/Lieutenant Colonel John Charles Robertson, MC, VD

Date of birth1894-10-28 Australia: Victoria, Geelong 
Pre WW1 Service 1  1914-05-16  Lieutenant 70th Infantry Regiment 
Date commissioned  1914-05-16   
Interwar Service 1  1915-07-01  Lieutenant 69th Infantry Regiment 
WW1 Service 1  1916-08-14  Second Lieutenant 23rd Battalion 
WW1 Service 2  1917-01-04  Lieutenant 
Interwar Service 2  1918-10-01  2/23rd Infantry Regiment 
Interwar Service 3  1921-03-30  Captain 
Interwar Service 4  1921-03-31  23rd Battalion 
Interwar Service 5  1924-03-31  Unattached list 
Interwar Service 6  1929-03-31  23rd Battalion 
Interwar Service 7  1929-07-01  23/2st Battalion 
Career summary 1  1939-11-16  Major Commanding Officer 23/2st 
Appointment  1939-11-16 - 1940-10-17  Battalion: 23/2st; Rank on appointment: Lieutenant Colonel; Appointed from: Major 23/2st Battalion; Reason for end of appointment: new command -Infantry Battalion: Australian Imperial Force Battalion 
Career summary 2  1940-10-17  Lieutenant Colonel Commanding Officer 2/29th Battalion 
Appointment  1940-10-17 - 1942-01-18  Battalion: 2/29th; Rank on appointment: Lieutenant Colonel; Appointed from: Commanding Officer 23/21st; Reason for end of appointment: killed in action: Muar 
Career summary 3  1940-10-29  Enlisted 2AIF 
Career summary 4  1941-08-15  Arrived Singapore 
Killed in action  1942-01-18   
Career summary 6    Buried Bakri 
Career summary 5    Interim Army 18 Jan 42- on pillion of motorcycle while on way to make contact with Brigade HQ. 
WW1 Service 3    6th Light Trench Mortar (Lieutenant) Battery 
Date of death1942-01-18 Malaya 

Occupation: Fuel Merchant