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A      
Abraham,
Bennie
B. Abraham
Son of Victor Emanuel Abraham (1861-1916).
Married Ilse Therese Johanna Marie ...; ... children (son F/O Walter Victor Abraham, RAAF).

12.10.1893
Kobe, Japan
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Lt. 12.05.1942 [N391630]
T/Capt. 26.11.1943
T/Maj. 29.11.1945
Education: Dulwich College (16.01.1908-07.1911).
Interpreter.
18.05.1942 - 30.06.1947 served, Citizen Military Forces: served with Australian Intelligence Corps, from 27.09.1943 Allied Translators & Interpreters Section (ATIS), from 28.11.1945 with RAAF Language School
01.07.1947 - 21.12.1949 served, Interim Army
Allen,
Arthur Samuel
"Tubby"
A.S. Allen

Son of late John Allen, engine driver, and Annie (Hadfield) Allen. Married (07.12.1921, Rollands Plains) Agnes Mona Blair, daughter of late Robert Mackay, Kempsey, NSW; two sons.

10.03.1894
Hurstville, Sydney, NSW
-
25.01.1959
Concord Rehabilitation Hospital, Sydney, NSW
2nd Lt. AMF
24.09.1913 [NX2]
Prov. Lt. AMF
01.07.1915
Hon. Capt. AMF
03.06.1918
Bt. Maj. AMF
08.05.1918 *
2nd Lt. AIF
26.04.1915
Hon. Lt. AIF
01.07.1915
Lt. AIF
01.02.1916
Capt. AIF
12.03.1916
T/Maj. AIF
05.07.1917
Maj. AIF
09.09.1917
T/Lt.Col. AIF
19.04.1918-22.05.1918
Lt.Col. AIF
20.11.1918
Maj. CMF
31.03.1921
Lt.Col. CMF
`
31.03.1921
T/Col. CMF
01.05.1933-30.10.1933
Col. CMF
31.10.1933
T/Brig. CMF/AMF
01.05.1938-17.06.1941 [NX 2]
T/Maj.Gen. AMF
18.06.1941-13.08.1941
Maj.Gen. AMF
14.08.1941 (retd 03.04.1945)
* For continuous good service as Company Commander, 2nd-in-Command and CO, Gallipoli/France, 1915/18.
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
08.07.1941
Middle East 12.40-02.41 *
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.04.1941
Middle East 08.1939-11.40 **
Distinguished Service Order DSO
25.08.1917
20.12.1917
Battle of Messines 06.17 ***
- VD
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
28.12.1917
service 26.02.17-20.09.17
Mention in Despatches MID
18.04.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
Middle East 02.41-07.41 [awarded 08.12.41] #
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
07.01.1919
23.05.1919
Western Front [awarded 01.11.1918] ****
Military Cross, 1st Class (aka War Cross) (Greece) GrkWC
10.04.1942
23.11.1944
Greece [awarded 08.12.41]
* Brigadier A.S. Allen commanded 16 Aust Inf Bde in the attacks on Bardia (3-5 Jan) and Tobruk (21-22 Jan.). By his organization, enthusiasm and close supervision of detail, he ensured the success of his brigade in the set-piece attacks. In the subsequent exploitation he proved himself a skilful and inspiring leader and achieved even greater success. The crushing defeat of the enemy in both the above engagements depended very largely on the work of Brig. Allen's Brigade, especially in securing bridge-heads for the I – tanks.
** Brigadier Allen rendered very valuable service as the Commander of the original force of Australian troops to arrive in Palestine in February 1940. Not only did he attend to the training of this force un an able manner, but he laid the foundations for the comfort of the later contingents by the establishment of camps, services, and all kinds of amenities, often under great difficulties. Further than this, Brigadier Allen, by his own personal enthusiasm, established extremely cordial relations with the British troops, Government officials and Arab notables, to the distinct advantage of all subsequent Australian convoys.

*** For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his company with great dash and determination against enemy trenches, through heavy artillery and machine-gun barrage, and against a stubborn resistance of the garrison, of whom he captured 100 prisoners. He continued to rally and lead his men to the attack, gaining further ground by his aggressive spirit and setting a fine example of initiative and organising ability. [Recommendation approved 14.07.1917] 
**** Click here for recommendation
# Only one MID to be found in the London Gazette, dated 30.12.1941. An award reference card indicates 23.06.1942, which can't be found in the published version. According to his own data, as provided by Allen to the "Who's who", he got despatches thrice, for North Africa, Greece & Syria.
 
Education: Hurstville Superior Public School; private study (night schools)
Audit clerk with the New South Wales Government Railways, 16.02.1912.
1911


joined the cadets and then the 39th Battalion of the Australian Militia Forces (AMF)
24.09.1913


commissioned, 38th Infantry Battalion (Kogarah)
26.04.1915
-
10.11.1919
served European War in the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) (Middle East & France)
09.08.1915


embarked for Egypt with 8th reinforcement for the 13th Battalion
23.10.1915
-
02.03.1916
served with 13th Battalion (Mudros, Alexandria)
03.03.1916
-
25.09.1917
served with 45th Battalion (Tel-el-Kebir; arrived in Marseilles, France 08.06.1916; platoon commander at Pozières 08.1916; Somme 1916-1917; company commander at Battle of Messines 06.1917)
25.09.1917
-
10.01.1918
CO 45th Battalion (temporary) (Passchendaele 09.1917, Ypres & Broodseinde 10.1917)
10.01.1918
-
24.01.1918
CO 48th Battalion (temporary)
25.01.1918
-
27.02.1918
served with 45th Battalion
27.02.1918
-
19.04.1918
CO 45th Infantry Battalion (temporary) (Dernancourt 12.04.1918)
19.04.1918
-
21.05.1918
CO 48th Infantry Battalion (temporary) (Monument Wood 03.05.18)
22.05.1918
-
29.06.1918
served with 45th Infantry Battalion
29.06.1918
-
04.10.1918
course, Senior Officers' School at Aldershot
01.10.1918


officially transferred to 5th Company, 45th Infantry Battalion, but actually:
04.10.1918
-
20.11.1918
served with 48th Infantry Battalion
20.11.1918
-
10.11.1919
CO 13th Infantry Battalion (returned to Australia 23.07.1919, arriving in Melbourne 10.09.1919)
1921
-
1939
served Citizens Military Forces (CMF) (Militia)
31.03.1921
-
30.06.1922
CO 13th Infantry Battalion
01.07.1922
-
30.09.1922
Unemployed List
01.10.1922
-
30.06.1924
CO 41st Infantry Battalion
01.07.1924
-
30.06.1929
CO 18th Infantry Battalion
01.07.1929
-
13.05.1931
Unemployed List
14.05.1931
-
30.04.1933
CO 36th Infantry Battalion
01.05.1933
-
12.10.1939
Commander, 14th Infantry Brigade
1922
-
1945
Chartered Accountant, partner Truman, Allen & Co., Sydney
13.10.1939
-
17.06.1941
Commander, 16th Australian Infantry Brigade (6th Australian Division) (left Australia 1940, Middle East, N Africa [First Libyan Campaign, Battles of Bardia & Tobruk 01.1941], Greece)
18.06.1941
-
13.08.1941
General Officer Commanding, 7th Australian Infantry Division (temporary)
14.08.1941
-
14.03.1943
General Officer Commanding, 7th Australian Infantry Division (Middle East [Syrian Campaign], Australia [03.1942], Java *, New Guinea [08.1942-03.1943; defence of Port Moresby, Owen Stanley Range Campaign & Battles Imita Ridge to Kokoda])
14.11.1942
-
06.02.1943
also General Officer Commanding, 6th Australian Infantry Division (temporary)
07.02.1943
-
23.02.1943
also General Officer Commanding, 11th Australian Infantry Division (temporary)
15.03.1943
-
29.10.1944
General Officer Commanding, Northern Territory Force & General Officer Commanding, 12th Australian Infantry Division (Australia)
15.03.1943
-
09.07.1943
also Commander, Northern Territory Line of Communications Area



Reserve of Officers
Associate of Commonwealth Institute of Accountants, 06.06.1922. Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (FCA (Austr.)) Practising as A.S. Allen & Co., Chartered Accountants (Aust.), 4 Balmoral Ave., Mosman, NSW; Director of companies.
Literature: Stuart Braga, Kokoda Commander : the life of Major General Tubby Allen (2004)
* Allen did get to Java in February 1942 but never took any command since the forces were less than a Brigade and the force was given to a battalion commander promoted to Brigadier.
Andersen,
John Strathord
J.S. Andersen (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) J.S. Andersen
22.07.1912
-
06.08.1967
389 (VX26)
31.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
Anderson,
Warren Melville
W.M. Anderson W.M. Anderson
W.M. Anderson W.M. Anderson

Eldest son of Marsham Ambrose Anderson, from Singleton, NSW. 
Married (1928) Violet, only daughter of Nathaniel Josslyn Clark, Allowah, New Lambton, NSW.

31.08.1894
Singleton, NSW
-
10.02.1973
Darling Point, NSW
Lt.
03.11.1914 [39]
Hon. Capt.
?
Capt.
30.09.1920
Hon. Maj.
01.03.1916
Bt. Maj.
30.09.1920
Maj.
01.09.1932
Bt. Lt.Col.
14.10.1938
Lt.Col.
03.07.1938
T/Col.
29.04.1940-30.06.1941
Col.
01.07.1941
Maj.Gen.
? (retd 1951)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
1946
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.1919
New Year 19
Mention in Despatches MID
12.01.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
22.01.1919
?
1914-15 Star; Britsh War Medal; Victory Medal
Education: Royal Military College, Duntroon, Australia
03.11.1914     enlisted B Squadron, 6th Light Horse Regiment
21.12.1914 - 17.07.1919 Australian Imperial Force (overseas, France)
06.02.1920 - 30.04.1921 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), 6th Military District
01.10.1920     transferred to Staff Corps
01.05.1921 - 31.07.1922 Staff Officer, G Branch, 1st Cavalry Division
01.08.1922 - 10.12.1922 Staff Officer, G Branch, 2nd Division
11.12.1922 - 19.12.1924 Brigade Major, 1st Infantry Brigade
20.12.1924 - 17.02.1927 Staff College, Quetta
04.03.1927 - 31.05.1929 Staff Officer, IG Branch
01.06.1929 - 31.01.1932 General Staff Officer, Training, AHQ
01.02.1932 - 31.08.1932 Brigade Major, 3rd Cavalry Brigade
01.09.1932 - 14.03.1933 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 2nd Cavalry Division (temporary)
01.09.1932 - 31.05.1933 Brigade Major, 5th Cavalry Brigade
01.06.1933 - 21.11.1936 Brigade Major, 6th Cavalry Brigade
22.11.1936 - 18.03.1939 General Staff Officer (GSO), 1st Cavalry Division
19.03.1939 - 05.01.1940 Exchange Officer, India (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Meerut District)
08.01.1940 - 19.04.1940 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), HQ 4th Australian Division
20.04.1940 - 30.06.1941 Director of Staff Duties, AHQ
01.07.1941     transferred to Australian Armoured Corps (AIF)
01.07.1941 - 04.01.1942 Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (AA&QMG), 1st Australian Armoured Division
05.01.1942 - 05.04.1942 DMT LHQ
03.11.1941 - 12.12.1941 attached HQ 1st Australian Corps
06.04.1942 - 15.06.1943 Brigadier General Staff (BGS), III Australian Corps
16.06.1943 - 01.08.1943 Brigadier General Staff (BGS), Second Australian Army
02.08.1943 - 04.01.1944 Brigadier General Staff (BGS), Advanced LHQ
05.01.1944 - 22.09.1944 Brigadier General Staff (BGS), HQ Northern Territory Force
16.02.1944 - 17.03.1944 Administrative Commander, Northern Territory Force
01.08.1944 - 12.08.1944 Administrative Commander, Northern Territory Line of Communications Area & Brigadier in charge of Administration Northern Territory Force
06.08.1944 - 14.08.1944 Administrative Commander, Northern Territory Force
22.09.1944 - (1945?) attached as Brigadier in charge of Administration, 8th US Army
1947 - 1951 Adjutant-General, Australian Military Forces & Second Member, Military Board
 

B      
Bennett,
Alan Patrick
A.P. Bennett (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) A.P. Bennett

27.02.1909
-
1981
Reserve of Officers [VX137]
Mention in Despatches MID ? ?
31.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
Bishop,
John Ackland
J.A. Bishop (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) J.A. Bishop
J.A. Bishop J.A. Bishop
J.A. Bishop J.A. Bishop
J.A. Bishop J.A. Bishop
J.A. Bishop J.A. Bishop
  250027
31.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
Blamey,
Sir Thomas Albert
T.A. Blamey


 
Son of Richard H. Blamey, Sydney; married 1st, 1908, Minnie (died 1935), daughter of Edwin Millard; one son; 2nd, 1939, Olga, daughter of late Henry Farnsworth.

Digger History
Australian War Memorial
24.01.1884
Lake Albert, nr Wagga Wagga, NSW
-
27.05.1951
Melbourne, Vict.
Lt.
01.07.1906 [VX1]
Capt.
01.12.1910
Maj.
01.07.1914
Brev. Lt.Col.
24.09.1917
Lt.Col.
20.01.1919
Col.
01.01.1920
Hon. Brig.Gen.
01.06.1918
Maj.Gen.
01.06.1931
Lt.Gen.
13.10.1939
Gen.
24.09.1941 (retd 31.01.1946)
Field Marshal
08.06.1950
  GBE
29.05.1943
?
  KCB
1942
New Year 42
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1919
?
  Kt
1935
?
  CMG
1918
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1917
?

Cross of St John, Grand Cross Order of Orange­Nassau, 1917, French Croix de Guerre, 1st Class Military Cross of Greece, American DSC.




Commonwealth Military Forces, Deputy Chief of General Staff, Australia; Chief of Staff, Australian Corps, 1918, and of Australian Imperial Force, 1919; served European War, 1914-1918 (despatches seven times, DSO, CMG, CB); Australian Defence representative in London attached to the War Office, 1922; Second Chief of General Staff, Commonwealth Military Forces, 15.11.1923-31.08.1925; commanded 3rd Australian Division, 01.06.1931-31.05.1937; Chief Commissioner of Police Victoria, 1925-1937; Controller-General of Recruiting Secretariat, Commonwealth of Australia, 1938-1939
1939
-
1940
Chairman of Australian Man Power Committee
13.10.1939
-
03.04.1940
General Officer Commanding, 6th Australian Division & Ancillary Troops, Australian Imperial Force
04.04.1940
-
09.12.1940
General Officer Commanding, 1st Australian Army Corps, Australian Imperial Force
10.12.1940
-
26.03.1942
General Officer Commanding of Australian Imperial Force in Middle East
23.04.1941
-
27.11.1942
Deputy Commander-in-Chief British Forces Middle East
27.11.1942 - 1945 Commander-in-Chief, Australian Military Forces
18.04.1942
-
1945
Commander-in-Chief Allied Land Forces, South­West Pacific Area
Blaubaum,
Athol Keith
A.K. Blaubaum (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) A.K. Blaubaum
A.K. Blaubaum
  Reserve of Officers [V159893 & VX48110 ]
Mention in Despatches MID ? ?
30.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
Bolger,
John Benedict
J.B. Bolger (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) 

15.07.1914
-
26.11.1943
(KIA) [age 29]
[Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea, B2.D.11]
Lt.Col. ? [NX462]
30.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
? - 26.11.1943 2/6th Field Regiment RAA

       

C      
Coleman,
Keith Ralph Glyn
K.R.G. Coleman K.R.G. Coleman
Son of Lt. Ralph Bath Coleman, and Ada Victoria ...
Brother of Brig. S.T.G. Coleman, OBE.
17.01.1921
Hobart, Tasmania
-
Lt.
19.06.1941 [3195 (VX133644)]
T/Capt.
18.05.1943
...
...
Lt.Col.
? (retd 30.11.1969)
Hon. Brig.
30.11.1969
Military Cross MC
16.08.1945
02.08.1945

outstanding courage & devotion Soraken Peninsula 27.02.45 [presented by Governor-General at Admiralty House, Sydney 21.01.48]
19.06.1941


Lieutenant, Staff Corps
05.10.1941
-
29.06.1942
Instructor, Junior Leaders Wing, Armoured Fighting Vehicle School
30.06.1942


Australian Light Horse
30.06.1942
-
25.01.1943
seconded, Central Mediterranean Forces
26.01.1943


seconded, Australian Imperial Force
18.05.1943
-
25.11.1943
Adjutant, 4th Australian Motorized Regiment
26.11.1943
-
19.03.1944
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Advanced Land Headquarters, Director of Staff Duties, "G" Branch Land Headquarters
20.03.1944
-
19.07.1944
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Observer Team attached Sixth US Army
19.07.1944


Australian Infantry Reinforcements (Australian Imperial Force)
25.11.1944


Officer Commanding, D Company, 26th Australian Infantry Battalion (Australian Imperial Force) (South Pacific)



went on to lots of distinguished posts with the 1st Armoured Regiment, including Head of Armoured Corps in Australia 1964 to 1966; also Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (18.04.1960-31.05.1961) & 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (12.11.1961-25.07.1962) before their postings to Vietnam in the late 60s; Regimental Colonel, Royal Australian Regiment (04.10.1957-11.12.1960)
Coleman,
Sydney Thomas Glyn
"Stan"
S.T.G. Coleman  
Son of Lt. Ralph Bath Coleman, and Ada Victoria ...
Brother of Brig. K.R.G. Coleman, MC.
Married (1942) Del Calthorpe.
05.02.1916
Sydney, NSW
-
19.03.1998
Lt. 15.12.1937 [2/52 (NX468)]
Capt. 01.05.1940
T/Maj. 14.05.1942-31.08.1942
Maj. 01.09.1942
T/Lt.Col. 02.09.1943-20.05.1944
Col. ?
Brig. ? ?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1960
14.01.1960
New Year 60
Education: Sydney High School (1928-1933); Staff College (psc).
15.12.1937     Lieutenant, Staff Corps
01.02.1938 - 17.05.1938 attached, 1st Cavalry Division
18.05.1938 - 30.09.1939 Adjutant & Quartermaster, 15th Light Horse
01.10.1939 - 08.11.1939 Adjutant, 15th Light Horse
09.11.1939 - 30.04.1940 Instructor, CTD
01.05.1940     seconded, Australian Imperial Force
01.05.1940 - 10.03.1941 Adjutant, 2/1 Australian Pioneer Battalion
11.03.1941 - 07.09.1941 Brigade Major (Staff Learner), 18th Australian Infantry Brigade
28.12.1941 - 15.01.1942 Brigade Major (Learner), 18th Australian Infantry Brigade
16.01.1942 - 29.03.1942 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Learner), HQ 7th Australian Division
30.03.1942 - 09.03.1943 Instructor, Royal Military College & Staff School, Junior wing, Land Headquarters
10.03.1943 - 01.09.1943 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Staff Duties & Training), Advance Land Headquarters (St Lucia)
02.09.1943 - 20.05.1944 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Staff Duties), Advanced Land Headquarters (St Lucia)
1960s     Commandant, Officer Cadet School, Portsea
19.12.1964 - 30.06.1965 Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The Royal Queensland Regiment
Conkey,
Harold Stanley
H.S. Conkey (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) 

  NX154
Military Cross MC 04.11.1941 Middle East (Greece and Crete) [citation available upon request]
Cox,
Geoffrey Souter
G.S. Cox G.S. Cox
G.S. Cox G.S. Cox
G.S. Cox G.S. Cox
G.S. Cox G.S. Cox

  NX8576
Distinguished Service Order DSO 27.09.1945 SW Pacific [citation available upon request]
Military Cross MC 19.08.1943 SW Pacific [citation available upon request]
* Award of DSO to NX8576 Major (T./Lieutenant-Colonel) Geoffrey Souter Cox:
For personal courage, leadership and skilful planning in the attacks on Wewak Peninsula and Wirui Mission on 10 and 14 May 45. Wewak Peninsula and Wirui Mission were two key points of enemy resistance in the Wewak area. 2/4 Aust. Inf. Bn., commanded by Lt.-Col. Cox, was given the task of capturing both these features. The enemy in each case had the advantage of dominating ground, an extensive and heavily protected series of fortifications and an abundance of automatic weapons. In the case of Wewak Peninsula, there was a most difficult approach over a narrow sand-spit before the attack could be delivered. Lt.-Col. Cox, in each instance, went right forward with his advanced troops and, under enemy fire, carried out a reconnaissance in order to form his plan for the attack. The plans for both attacks were faultless. The successful employment of Artillery and Tanks and other supporting arms was outstanding. His appreciation of the ground and the careful selection of the times for the attack were important features in the success of both these operations, culminating in the capture of both objectives against particularly stubborn resistance and the extermination of the enemy garrisons at almost negligible cost to his own unit. During both attacks Lt.-Col. Cox was with his forward troops continually, and personally controlled and directed them. He set a fine example of leadership to all members of his unit and gained the admiration of every officer and man under his command. These two successful operations enabled the Bde to ultimately clear the whole of the Wewak-Boram area. Lt.-Col. Cox's personal bravery, initiative, forethought and planning throughout the operation are worthy of recognition.

D      
Daly,
Thomas Joseph
T.J. Daly (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) T.J. Daly
T.J. Daly T.J. Daly
T.J. Daly T.J. Daly

  45
30.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
Davis,
Selwyn Edward
S.E. Davis (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) S.E. Davis (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay)
Younger brother of Florence Elizabeth Margaret Davis, who married Maj. John George Lindsay, MC.
  NX59724 & NX69726

later CMF Lt-Col., MC, BEM (Civ), ED
Military Cross MC 06.03.1947 SW Pacific [2/6 Australian Cavalry Commando Regiment] [citation available upon request]
Dougherty,
[Sir] Ivan Noel
I.N. Dougherty (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) I.N. Dougherty
I.N. Dougherty I.N. Dougherty
I.N. Dougherty I.N. Dougherty (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay)

Married 1936, Emily Phyllis
Lofts; two sons, two daughters (and one daughter deceased).

06.04.1907
Leadville, NSW
-
04.03.1998
NX148
Knight Bachelor Kt 1968 ?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 06.03.1947 SW Pacific [citation available upon request]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 08.07.1941 Middle East (Egypt & Libya) * [citation available upon request]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 23.12.1943 SW Pacific ** [citation available upon request]
Efficiency Decoration ED ? -

Education: Leadville Primary Sch.; Mudgee High Sch.; Sydney Teachers' Coll.; Sydney Univ. (BEc).
Work: NSW Education Dept: Asst Teacher, 1928-1932; Dep. Headmaster, 1933-1939; Headmaster, 1946-1947; Dist Inspector of Schs, 1948-1953; Staff Inspector 1953-1955. Commissioned Sydney Univ. Regt, 1927. Capt. 1931; Unattached List, 1932-1934; transf. to 33/41 Battalion 1934; Major, 1938; Command, 33rd Battalion, 1938; Lt.Col. 1939. Served War of 1939-1945 (DSO and Bar, CBE, despatches thrice); Australian Imperial Force, Second-in-Command, 2/2 Infantry Battalion, 1939-1940; Commanded 2/4 Infantry Battalion (Libya, Greece, Crete campaigns), 1940-1942; Brig. 1942; commanded 23rd Brigade, 1942; commanded 21st Brigade, South­West Pacific, 1942-1945; Reserve of Officers, 1946-1947; commanded 8th Brigade, Austr. Mil. Forces, 1948-1952; Maj.­Gen., 1952; commanded 2nd Div., 1952-1954; Citizen Military Forces Member, Australian Mil. Bd, 1954-1957; R of O, 1957-1964; Retired List, 1964. Hon. ADC to Governor­Gen. of Australia, 1949-1952; Hon. Col, Australian Cadet Corps, Eastern Command, 1964-1970; Representative Hon. Col, Australian Cadet Corps, 1967-1970. Dir of Civil Defence for NSW, 1955-1973. Mem. Council, Nat. Roads and Motorists' Assoc., 1969-1979. Mem. Senate, 1954-1974, Dep. Chancellor, 1958-1966, Hon. LLD 1976, Univ. of Sydney.
* Award of DSO to Lt.Col. I.N. Dougherty:
In command of 4 Bn. this officer has shown great bravery and efficiency in handling of his Battalion. The success of Phase III of the Tobruk attack on 21 Jan. was largely due to his inspiring leadership. The handling of his Battalion during the difficult operations at Derna from 26-31 Jan. was also an example to the whole of his command. His work throughout the campaign has been of a high standard.
** Award of the
Bar to the DSO to Brig. I.N. Dougherty:
For outstanding skill, courage and leadership during the operations of 21 Aust Inf. Bde which resulted in the capture of GONA and the destruction of the JAPS west to the AYBOGA River. Despite the strength of the JAPANESE positions in GONA and the numerical weakness of 21 Aust Inf. Bde., Brig. DOUGHERTY, by the skilful use of his infantry and supporting arms and by his own personal recces and determination was able to capture the area and destroy about 600 JAPS in a period of eight days. Immediately the fall of GONA was assured, Brig. DOUGHERTY moved a large proportion of his force to the west to deal with a considerable number of JAPS who had been landed in that area and who constit-uted a serious threat to the left flank of the Div. By his resolute action, he destroyed the JAPS and removed the threat thereby making available additional tps for employment in the SANANANDA. area. His cheerfulness and complete control of the situation at all times were responsible for his successful actions.
       

F      
Farrell,
Nevis William Parkington
N.W.P. Farrell (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) N.W.P. Farrell
N.W.P. Farrell N.W.P. Farrell
N.W.P. Farrell N.W.P. Farrell

  NX153
       

G      
Godsall,
Geoffrey Neil
G.N. Godsall (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) G.N. Godsall
  154766 (QX6159)
27.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
Gordon,
Roy Russell
R.R. Gordon (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) R.R. Gordon
R.R. Gordon R.R. Gordon
R.R. Gordon R.R. Gordon
  377301 (VX17441)
26.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
       

L      
Lindsay,
John George
J.G. Lindsay (Photo courtesy of Mr Kim Lindsay, via Mr Philip Lindsay) J.G. Lindsay (Photo courtesy of Mr Kim Lindsay, via Mr Philip Lindsay)
J.G. Lindsay (Photo courtesy of Mr Kim Lindsay) J.G. Lindsay (Photo courtesy of Mr Kim Lindsay, via Mr Philip Lindsay)
J.G. Lindsay (Photo courtesy of Mr Kim Lindsay, via Mr Philip Lindsay) J.G. Lindsay
J.G. Lindsay (Photo courtesy of Mr Kim Lindsay, via Mr Philip Lindsay) J.G. Lindsay (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay)

Younger son of Lt.Col. William Frederic Lindsay, MC, ED, accountant.
Married (02.1935, Goulburn Cathedral, NSW) Florence Elizabeth Margaret Davis, younger daughter of The Rev. Sidney Davis; two sons.
14.01.1908
Wollongong, New South Wales
-
21.12.1975
Perth, West Australia
Lt. CMF 27.04.1931 (reld 1935)
Lt. 21.09.1939 [NX182]
T/Capt. 27.03.1941-24.11.1941
Capt. 25.11.1941
T/Maj. 20.08.1942-22.10.1944
Maj. 23.10.1944 (reld 06.02.1946)
Military Cross MC 30.12.1941 great courage & leadership in Greece & Crete [decoration posted] *
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Pacific Star Pac St - -
France and Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 08.07.1941 Wadi Derna 25/26.01.41 **
Australia Service Medal 1939-1945 AusSM - -

Posthumously: Greek War Medal 1940-41; 2/4 Bn medal with clasps Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Greece, Crete, Syria
 
J.G. Lindsay (Photo courtesy of Mr Kim Lindsay, via Mr Philip Lindsay)

Education: All Saint’s College, Bathurst, NSW.
Joined the Bank of New South Wales, 22.01.1924. Diploma of Commerce, 13.05.1933.
27.04.1931 - 1935 commissioned, Citizen Military Force (Militia)
21.09.1939 - 12.10.1939 20/19th Australian Infantry Battalion
13.10.1939 - 06.02.1946 2/4th Australian Infantry Battalion (seconded Australian Imperial Force)
10.01.1940     embarked for Middle East on HMAT “U3” (the luxury liner “Strathnaver”)
01.1941     Platoon Commander and Second-in-Command of "C" Company (First Western Desert Campaign: Bardia, Tobruk, Derna, Benghazi)
27.03.1941 - 11.02.1942 Adjutant (Greece and Crete campaign; battalion rested in Palestine before moving into Syria in the winter of 1941, but was eventually recalled to Australia to meet the Japanese threat)
12.02.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa (qualified as ‘(s.c.)’)
16.07.1942 - 05.12.1942 seconded as Instructor, First Australian Army Junior Staff School (Brisbane)
06.12.1942 - 17.08.1943 seconded as General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Staff Duties & Training), G Branch, HQ First Australian Army (Melbourne) [15.01.1943 flew to New Guinea under hazardous circumstances as part of the Land Headquarters Observer Party. Returned to Townsville from Port Morseby on 05.02.1943]
18.08.1943 - 10.12.1943 seconded to No. 4 Course (Senior Wing) Staff School (Aust.) (qualified as ‘(S.C.)’, later psc)
12.12.1943 - 06.08.1944 seconded as General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Organisation), Directorate of Staff Duties, Land HQ
07.08.1944 - 02.1945 seconded as General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (Operations), HQ 7th Australian Division (on the Atherton Tableland)
19.02.1945 - 07.1945 seconded as Liaison Officer AIF Reception Group (Aust Army Staff, UK), and was flown out via USA and Canada, UK (Eastbourne), France, Belgium and Germany (Cologne) from 2 Apr 1945 to 3 Jul 1945; Senior AIF Liaison Officer attached SHAEF
04.07.1945 - 08.08.1945 passage to Sydney, Australia per "B2"
01.10.1945 - 06.02.1946 seconded as Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), R&M, HQ NSW Lines of Communications Area
06.02.1946     transferred to Reserve of Officers
Held managerial and senior relieving positions in the Bank of New South Wales in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, before his early retirement at the age of fifty-five. He was constantly troubled with health problems induced by war service.
* Recommendation for the award of the Military Cross to Temp. Capt. J.G. Lindsay: "This officer whilst a platoon commander in C Company led a patrol on two occasions, succeeding in determining the position of the enemy wire and returned with valuable information which enabled the Commanding Officer to take a line of action with certainty regarding the enemy dispositions. Later, when this officer became Adjutant of the 2/4th Bn he carried out his duties with tireless energy and high ability. As an instance of this on 11 Apr 1941, during a period when B Company was being strongly attacked on the Veve front in Greece, with the aid of a line from B Company he interpreted B Company Commander’s wishes in regard to supporting fire, translated them into terms of map references and then on another line to the Artillery succeeded in procuring such accurate defensive fire that the enemy attack was frustrated. This action on Capt. Lindsay’s part demanded quick and accurate thinking in order to obtain effective Artillery support in sufficient time. Had the front given way in B Company area it is highly probable that the Veve position would have broken 24 hours before it did. This action was followed by further invaluable work on the part of this officer. During the withdrawal on 12 Apr 1941, the Commanding Officer received an order to take up a delaying position in the vicinity of Soter and it was due to Capt. Lindsay’s efforts and movements between Coys in the face of heavy enemy fire that the Battalion was reassembled and disposed on the ground enabling it to hold the position until 0900 hours the following day, as ordered. Later, on Crete, after a severe aerial bombardment, Capt. Lindsay, during the height of a determined and intensive parachute attack on the Battalion area obtained and collated information from all Company fronts thus enabling the Commanding Officer to take adequate steps to successfully deal with the position. This action on Capt. Lindsay’s part was performed during a period when a high state of confusion and excitement existed and under conditions when accurate information was hard to obtain because of the intensive activities of the enemy parachute troops." Recommended 10.06.1941.
** Steering with the aid of compasses the leading company (Capt Rolfe) reached the southern edge of the wadi – a ravine 500 yards wide – late in the evening. Lt-Col Dougherty (CO, 2/4th Bn) ordered it to cross. By daybreak some fourteen men of
Lieutenant Lindsay’s platoon had crossed the wadi and established themselves on the far side after a fire-fight in which one Australian (Pte Reston) was killed and one mortally wounded (Pte Cornish) and nine Italians were taken prisoner. Early on the 26 Jan the enemy attacked the little group which the 2/4th had put across the wadi during the night. At first the Italians advanced boldly, but the Australians held their ground and the attack faded out. Later that morning the remainder of Capt Rolfe’s company reached the far side of the wadi. Next morning a large group of Italians blundered on to the Australian posts and about forty were killed and 56 surrendered. (The following day the Australians shot down an Italian aircraft which flew down the wadi.)

 

M      
Mackinnon,
Ewen Daniel
E.D. Mackinnon (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) E.D. Mackinnon

  Reserve of Officers [V400195 & VX15512]
29.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
McNicoll,
Ronald Ramsay
R.R. McNicoll (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) R.R. McNicoll
R.R. McNicoll R.R. McNicoll
  365 (NX112427, VX20317)
30.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
Miles,
Charles George Norman
C.G.N. Miles (Source: Australian War Memorial)
C.G.N. Miles (Source: www.defence.gov.au)
C.G.N. Miles (Source: State Library of Victoria)
C.G.N. Miles (Source: Australian War Memorial)
Son of Charles Stafford Miles, Civil Service clerk, Brisbane, Australia, & Maria Wallace..
Brother of Capt. Francis Nigel Miles, OBE, RN.
Married (1923) Marjorie, 2nd daughter of M. Campbell Langtree, of Sydney, NSW; one son, one daughter.

10.11.1884
Brisbane, Australia
-
18.02.1958
[Sydney, Australia ?]
Lt. 01.04.1914
Capt. 01.01.1913
Bt. Maj. 01.04.1916
Provl. Maj. 01.11.1919
Bt. Lt.Col. ?
01.10.1925, seniority 01.11.1919
local Maj. 01.10.1925, seniority 01.12.1915
A/Lt.Col. 23.07.1917
Lt.Col. ?
local Lt.Col. &
Bt. Col.
01.02.1927-14.10.1927
Bt. Col. ?
T/Col. 21.04.1935
Col. 01.06.1935
Brig. 01.09.1935
local Maj.Gen. 13.10.1939
Maj.Gen. 04.04.1939 / 04.04.1940
A/Lt.Gen. ?
T/Lt.Gen. 01.08.1940
Lt.Gen. 01.09.1942 (retd 11.11.1944)
Hon. Lt.Gen. 11.11.1944
Companion ot the Order of St Michael and St George CMG 1918
18.04.1918
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 01.01.1917
29.06.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID 28.05.1918
24.10.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID 02.01.1917
29.06.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID 28.12.1917
18.04.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID 31.12.1918
23.05.1919
?
Order of St. Stanislas - 3rd Class (with swords) (Russia) (15.02.1917; 25.07.1917); 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Education: Toowoomba (1898) and Brisbane Grammar Schools.
1914 - 1918 served European War (despatches, CMG, DSO)
14.08.1914 - 30.05.1919 served AIF as Captain (Adjutant), HQ Field Artillery Brigade 2
20.10.1914     embarked from Melbourne. Vict.
13.03.1917 - (07.1917) General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 2nd Division
(1919?)     Lt.Col., 1st Division Artillery
01.10.1925 - 14.10.1927 Exchange Officer with the Indian Army:
08.01.1927 - 02.10.1927 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Bal. District, Western Command (India)
(1932)     Director of Military Training, Army HQ (Melbourne)
01.07.1936 - 13.10.1939 also: ADC to the King (additional)
21.04.1935 - 1939 Commandant, Royal Military College of Australia (Duntroon, Australia)
01.08.1940 - (04).1941 General Officer Commanding, Eastern Command & District Commandant, 2nd Military District (Sydney, Australia)
09.1941     departed Sydney for service in Malaya
 

N      
Nicholls,
Frank James
F.J. Nicholls (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) 
  SX2920
29.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
       

P      
Parbury,
Philip Kingsmill
P.K. Parbury (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) P.K. Parbury
P.K. Parbury P.K. Parbury
  251652 (NX69)
29.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
       

R      
Rodd,
John Miller
J.M. Rodd (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) 

  Reserve of Officers [VX14043]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE ? ?
Mention in Despatches MID ? ?
29.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
       

S      
Smith (Jnr),
Sydney
S. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Kenneth Allan) S. Smith
S. Smith
Son of Sydney Smith, OCE, from Chatswood, NSW.
Married 1st (26.11.1945, Sydney, Australia) Nellie Pemberton, Second Officer WRNS (1905-1985).
Married 2nd (late 1980s?); widowed mid-1990s.

19.09.1914
Petersham, NSW
-
11.2006 still alive
Lt.
01.08.1940, seniority 14.04.1940 [NX70171] (reld 12.10.1945)
1939-1945 Star 39|45St
?
?
Africa Star AfrSt
?
?
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
?
?
Australia Service Medal 1939-1945 AusSM
?
?
Education: North Sydney Boys’ High School
Insurance clerk.
16.07.1940


enlisted at Largs, NSW with the Royal Australian Artillery (Medium) (Survey) (6th divisional Artillery Reinforcements)
01.08.1940


Royal Australian Artillery (Anti-Tank) Reinforcements (seconded to Australian Imperial Force)
30.08.1940
-
30.09.1940
disembarked from Australia (per HMS T1) for Palestine
30.09.1940
-
11.01.1941
6th Australian Division Artillery Training Regiment [trained in Palestine for active service in the Mediterranean]
11.01.1941
-
13.04.1941
Royal Australian Artillery (Anti-Tank) (Australian Imperial Force): 2nd Battery, 1st Anti-Tank Regiment RAA
[01.04.1941 embarked in ME for Greece [Crete] and was captured unharmed by the Germans at Slovina [?] in the night of 12 on 13.04.1941]
30.05.1941


Permanent Supernumerary List (prisoner of war)
30.05.1941
-
05.1945
Oflag VI B Camp (Eichstat, Germany), then Oflag V-B (Biberach, Germany), then Oflag X-C (Lübeck, Germany) [liberated by the Russians and Americans]
09.05.1945
-
19.06.1945
arrived in the UK as recovered POW
[2 AIF Reception Camp UK, then 24.05.1945 1 AIF Transit Camp UK, then 12.06.1945 1 AIF Reception Camp UK, then 17.06.1945 2 AIF Reception Camp UK]
19.06.1945
-
23.07.1945
passage to Australia per "J12" & disembarked in Sydney, Australia
20.08.1945
-
20.09.1945
113 (Concord) Military Hospital (chronic bronchitis)
12.10.1945


released from active service (28 days war service in Australia, 1789 days active service outside Australia, 81 days active service in Australia, totalling 1898 days) upon transfer to Reserve of Officers (Permanent Supplementary List)
Stewart,
James Thomas Davy
J.T.D. Stewart 
Fourth child of six of Henry Harrington 'Harry' Stewart and Elizabeth Maud Stewart (née Davy).
Married (09.1953) Pearl Yapp (predeceased him); one son, one daughter.
24.07.1921
Morningside, Brisbane, Qld.
-
14.05.2007
Buderim, Qld.
Lt.
22.01.1942 [18049 (QX21935)]
T/Capt.
17.03.1944-11.07.1945
Capt.
13.07.1945
T/Maj.
12.02.1959-10.07.1959
Maj.
11.07.1959
T/Lt.Col.
29.11.1965-... (retd 1974)
Member, Order of Australia AM
1979
for services to welfare of ex-servicemen & women
Military Cross MC
1952
Malaya (first emergency)
Mention in Despatches MID
1945
Burma
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
?
?
Pacific Star Pac St
?
Burma
British War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
?
?
General Service Medal GSM
?
& 2 clasps
Australia Service Medal 1939-1945 AusSM
?
?

Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal 1977, EM, UN Medal Korea

Education: Christian Brothers' College, Townsville, Qld. (left school aged 14)
1935
-
1941
soldier, CMF
02.07.1941


enlisted, West End, Qld.
22.01.1942


2/26th Australian Infantry Battalion Reinforcements
01.04.1943
-
12.07.1945
47th Australian Infantry Battalion
19.09.1943
-
17.12.1943
Liaison Officer, HQ 29th Australian Infantry Brigade
18.12.1943
-
(07.1945?)
Liaison Officer, HQ 5th Australian Division (AIF) 
07.1945
-
03.1953
commissioned, British Army (1945-1947 India)
28.04.1953
-
1974
Australian Regular Army (serving in New Guinea, Burma, NEI, India, Austria, Korea, Malaysia, Bomeo)
29.04.1953
-
10.06.1953
31st Infantry Battalion
20.06.1953
-
10.07.1953
RASR
11.07.1953
-
20.07.1953
11 NS Training Battlaion (Australian Staff Corps)
21.07.1953
-
18.07.1954
1 RAR
19.07.1954
-
07.11.1954
Liaison Officer, HQ 28th British Commando Infantry Brigade
08.11.1954
-
24.05.1955
1 RAR
25.05.1955
-
08.06.1956
Instructor, School of Infantry
09.06.1956
-
17.06.1957
Adjutant, School of Infantry
18.06.1957
-
04.01.1961
Instructor, Joint Training Centre
05.01.1961
-
18.01.1961
Major, Training Cell HQ Eastern Command
19.01.1961
-
27.03.1963
attached, HQ 1 LSF
28.03.1963
-
27.05.1963
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, HQ 1 LSF
28.05.1963
-
30.07.1964
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (Operations & Maintenance), HQ 17th Gurkha Division (Far East Land Forces)
31.07.1964
-
04.08.1965
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (Operations & Maintenance), HQ 17th  Division (Far East Land Forces)
29.11.1965


Assistant Inspector, DO&M, Army Headquarters
Access Officer of Commonwealth Records, Australian Archives and Australian War Memorial until 2000.
RSL State President of ACT Branch, 1974-1977. Leader RSL 60th Anniversary Tour ot the Gallipoli landing, 1975. Life member of RSL, 1987. Honorary National Vice-President of RSL, 1995 (for life). RSL Meritious Medal, 1998.
Sturdee,
[Sir] Vernon Ashton Hobart
V.A.H. Sturdee






Only son of late Col A.H. Sturdee, CMG; married 1913, Edith Georgina, only daughter of late F.J. Robins, Melbourne; one son, one daughter.

16.04.1890
Frankston, Vict.
-
25.05.1966
Melbourne, Vict. ?
2nd Lt.
1908 [31 (NX35000)]
Lt.
(08.1914)
local Maj.
01.11.1919-...
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.01.1920
Lt.Col.
(06.1933)
Bt. Col.
(01.1937)
T/Col.
(01.1939)
Col.
(11.1939)
local Maj.Gen.
1939
T/Lt.Gen.
13.10.1939=31.07.1940
Lt.Gen.
30.08.1940 (retd 16.05.1950)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
01.01.1951
07.01.1951
New Year 51
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1939
New Year 39
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1919
23.05.1919
New Year 19
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1943
07.01.1943
New Year 43
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.01.1917
29.06.1917
New Year 17
Mention in Despatches MID
02.01.1917
29.06.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
31.12.1918
23.05.1919
?
Mention in Despatches MID
06.03.1947
06.03.1947
?
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Education: Church of England Grammar School, Melbourne



trained as a mechanical engineer before joining the Australian Engineers as a sapper
1908


2nd Lieut Australian Engineers (Militia)
1911


transferred to Royal Australian Engineers (Regular)
25.08.1914
-
16.11.1918
Australian Imperial Forces (European War: Egypt, Landing and Evacuation Gallipoli [commanded a Field Company], Sinai, France, and Belgium)
(08.1914)


Adjutant, Divisional Engineers HQ [embarked for Europe 21.10.1914]
?
-
(11.1918)
Lt.Col., 5th Division Engineers 
1922
-
1923
Staff College, Quetta
1929
-
1931
General Staff Officer, 2nd Grade, War Office (London)
(03.)1931


student, Imperial Defence College
1932


Army Representative, Australia House (London)
14.02.1933
-
(01.)1937
Director of Military Operations and Intelligence, Department of the Chief of the General Staff, The Australian Military Forces
02.03.1938
-
12.10.1939
Director of Staff Duties, Department of the Chief of the General Staff, The Australian Military Forces
13.10.1939
-
31.07.1940
General Officer Commanding, Eastern Command, Australia
01.07.1940
-
29.08.1940
General Officer Commanding, 8th Australian Division, Australian Imperial Forces (assumed command 01.08.1940) [seconded to AIF]
30.08.1940
-
09.09.1942
Chief of the General Staff, 1st Military Member of the Military Board & Chief of the Australian Section, Imperial General Staff [seconded to CMF 30.06.1942-09.09.1942]
10.09.1942
-
29.02.1944
Head of Australian Military Mission to Washington [seconded to AIF]
01.03.1944
-
1945
General Officer Commanding, First Australian Army (on 06.09.1945 he accepted from General Imamura and Admiral Kusaka the surrender of all Japanese forces in the Solomons, New Britain and New Guinea )
01.12.1945
-
28.02.1946
acting Commander-in-Chief [= formerly Chief of Staff], The Australian Military Forces
01.04.1946
-
1950
Chief of Staff, The Australian Military Forces
 
T      
Tomlinson,
Paul Angus
P.A. Tomlinson (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) P.A. Tomlinson
  NX87
       
 
V      
Vial,
Robert Roy
R.R. Vial (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) R.R. Vial
R.R. Vial R.R. Vial
R.R. Vial R.R. Vial

  65000 (VX3557)
31.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
       
  
W      
Watt,
Albert James
A.J. Watt (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay)

  VX13675
28.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
Wilmoth,
Edward Russell
E.R. Wilmoth (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) E.R. Wilmoth
E.R. Wilmoth E.R. Wilmoth
E.R. Wilmoth E.R. Wilmoth
  VX206
31.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
Wilson,
Bernard Vorn
B.V. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) B.V. Wilson
B.V. Wilson B.V. Wilson
B.V. Wilson B.V. Wilson

  NX328
27.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
Wilton,
John Gordon Noel
J.G.N. Wilton (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) J.G.N. Wilton
J.G.N. Wilton J.G.N. Wilton
  216 (NX12337)
25.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa
       
 
Y      
Young,
Thomas William
T.W. Young (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) T.W. Young
T.W. Young T.W. Young
T.W. Young T.W. Young
T.W. Young T.W. Young

  272 (66045, NP10325, NX375)
30.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 seconded to 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School, Haifa