VX14840 Allan 'Jiggy' Spowers

Date of birth1892-07-09 Melbourne, VIC 
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1912   
Other units  1915-04  3rd Battalion, East Lancs Regiment. 
Other  1915-11  Evacuated to Malta  
Date promoted  1917  Lieutenant. 
Other units  1928-10-03  Captain 52nd Battalion. 
Other units  1928-10-03 - 1933-10-02  Staff captain 15th Brigade. 
Other units  1930-07-01  37/52nd Battalion. 
Other  1933-10-03  Reserve of Officers. 
Other units  1939-09-29  46th Battalion. 
Other units  1939-09-29 - 1940-01-04  Staff captain Headquarters 3rd Division. 
Other units  1940-01-05 - 1940-05-05  Commanding officer 24/39th Battalion. 
Date promoted  1940-05-06  Major. 
Other units  1940-05-06 - 1940-06-30  Assistant director of Lab Headquarters 1 Australian Corps. 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1940-05-11  Enlisted 2nd AIF. 
Other units  1940-07-01 - 1942-07-12  Lieutenant colonel commanding officer 2/24th Battalion. 
Other  1940-12-17  Arrived Middle East. 
Other  1941-03-09 - 1941-04-21  Middle East Tactical School. 
Date of honour or award  1942-05-02  Mention in Despatches. 
Other  1942-07-12  Missing in action. 
Other  1942-08-06  Confirmed prisoner of war. 
Date of honour or award  1942-12-15  Mention in Despatches. 
Date released  1945-04-05  Arrived United Kingdom. 
Date returned to Australia  1945-08-08  Returned to Melbourne. 
Other units  1945-09-18  Assistant director Ammenities, Headquarters AMF. 
Other units  1945-11-06  Temporary colonel Director of Ammenities, Headquarters AMF. 
Other  1946-08-22  Reserve of Officers. 
Date of honour or award  1946-10-02  Bar to Distinguished Service Order (for services in Tobruk and the campaigns in Greece and Crete).