• QX6175 (NP10257) Robert Francis 'Spike' Marlan

    Date of birth1896-06-19 Goondah, NSW 
    Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1914-03-12   
    Royal Military College  1914-03-12 - 1916-09-05   
    Date commissioned  1916-09-06   
    WW1 Service 1  1916-09-23  enlisted AIF 
    WW1 Service 2  1916-11-21  arrived United Kingdom 
    WW1 Service 3  1916-12-13  arrived France 
    WW1 Service 4  1916-12-30  20th battalion 
    WW1 Service 5  1917-01-05  wounded in action gun shot wound Legs 
    WW1 Service 6  1917-08-11  arrived France 
    WW1 Service 7  1917-08-19  returned to unit 
    WW1 Service 8  1917-10-17  captain 
    WW1 Service 9  1917-10-19  wounded in action Shell/shrapnel wound Rt thigh 
    WW1 Service 10  1917-12-06  arrived France 
    WW1 Service 11  1917-12-23  returned to unit 
    WW1 Service 12  1918-01-01  Mention in Despatches 
    WW1 Service 13  1918-08-22  attached Staff Trainee British 9th Corps 
    WW1 Service 14  1918-11-27  returned to unit 
    WW1 Service 15  1919-08-20  Returned to Australia (Syd) 
    WW1 Service 16  1919-11-07  demobilised 
    Interwar Service 1  1919-12-19  adjutant & QM 2/20th battalion & Officer of the Order of Australia 20 Ab 
    Interwar Service 2  1921-04-01  adjutant & QM 33rd battalion 
    Interwar Service 3  1922-08-01  Officer of the Order of Australia 33A 
    Interwar Service 4  1923-08-20  adjutant & QM 13th Brigade 
    Interwar Service 5  1924-09-06  captain (Australian Staff Corps) 
    Interwar Service 6  1927-09-21  adjutant & QM 17th battalion 
    Interwar Service 7  1928-11-24  attached 8th Brigade 
    Interwar Service 8  1929-01-10  brigade major 8th Brigade 
    Interwar Service 9  1930-04-17  adjutant & QM 17th battalion 
    Interwar Service 10  1934-12-22  brigade major 9th Brigade 
    Interwar Service 11  1935-07-01  brigade major 5th Brigade 
    Interwar Service 12  1936-06-27  B/major (Australian Staff Corps) 
    Interwar Service 13  1936-09-01  major 
    Career summary 2  1940-02-14  brigade major 11th Brigade 
    Career summary 3  1940-04-26  seconded lieutenant colonel commanding officer 2/15th battalion 
    Appointment  1940-04-26 - 1941-04-06  Battalion: 2/15th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: brigade major 11th Brigade; Reason for end of appointment: prisoner of war: captured vic Mechili 
    Career summary 4  1941-02-03  arrived Middle East 
    Career summary 5  1941-04-19  missing in action (reported) 
    Career summary 6  1941-05-11  prisoner of war (reported) 
    Career summary 12  1945-04-09  Safe in Allied hands (reported) 
    Career summary 13  1945-04-17  Letter of commendation for work whil 2iC to senior British Officer Camp Pg 78 
    Career summary 14  1945-06-17  Returned to Australia (Syd) 
    Career summary 16  1945-09-24  course #9 Grade I Wing, Staff School 
    Career summary 17  1946-02-06  general service officer grade 1 Headquarters SA Lines of Communication Area 
    Career summary 18  1947-03-15  assistant adjutant and quarter master general Headquarters 4MD 
    Career summary 19  1947-12-23  Mention in Despatches 
    Career summary 20  1948-10-18  colonel (Australian Staff Corps) 
    Career summary 21  1949-06-14 - 1949-08-06  attached COL, GS, Headquarters S  
    Career summary 22  1949-10-24  DAR, A Br, AHeadquarters & OiC Army Records 
    Career summary 23  1951-06-20  Retired List 
    WW2 Service 1    Benghazi 
    Career summary 8    Italian prisoner of war Camp 57 PM 
    Career summary 10    Oflag IX A/Z 
    Career summary 15    *** POST WAR *** 
    Career summary 7    Italian prisoner of war Camp 78 PM 3300 (Sulmona) 
    Career summary 1    brigade major 5th Brigade 
    Career summary 9    Stalag III B 
    Career summary 11    Oflag XIIB 

    Cadet Service: 6 months senior Cdt; Extra Service Number: NP10257; Militia Number: 1/4; Occupation: Staff Corps Officer