Brigadier General John Paton, CB, CMG, VD

Date of birth1867-11-18 Australia: New South Wales, Newcastle 
Other  1887  Joined the New South Wales Military Forces as a second lieutenant on the 4th Infantry. 
Date promoted  1894  Promoted to captain. 
Date promoted  1907  Promoted to major. 
Date promoted  1909  Promoted to lieutenant colonel. 
Other  1914  Appointed to command the Newcastle Defended Port at the outbreak of war. 
Date promoted  1914-07-01  Appointed to colonel and assumed command of the 4th Infantry Brigade. 
Other  1914-10  Took a drop in rank to lieutenant colonel in order to become Second in Command of the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF). 
Other  1914-10-09  Captured the German motor launch Komet. 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1915-03-16  Appointed to command the 25th Battalion as a lieutenant colonel. 
Date of embarkation  1915-06-02   
Other units  1915-10-15  Took over the 7th Brigade at ANZAC unuder the orders of Major General Legge. 
Date of honour or award  1916-01-01  Appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) for his services at Gallipoli. 
Date promoted  1916-01-01  Promoted to colonel and temporary brigadier general. 
Date wounded  1916-11-05  Wounded by a German sniper and evacuated to England. 
Other units  1917-05-25  Given command of the 17th Infantry Brigade in England. 
Other units  1917-07-19  Returned to France to take charge of the 6th Infantry Brigade. 
Other units  1918 - 1926  Commanded the 5th and 1st Brigades, and the 2nd Division until retiring with the rank of major general. 
Other  1918-08-24  Elected to retire and return to Australia. 
Date of honour or award  1918-08-24  Appointed a Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG) for his services. 
Date of death1943-11-21 Australia: New South Wales, Newcastle