Lionel Gregory BRUER

Badge Number: 15260, Sub Branch: British Imperial
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BRUER, Lionel Gregory

Service Numbers: 1011, 3348, SX1432
Enlisted: 11 September 1914
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Walkerville, South Australia, 22 February 1895
Home Town: Rose Park, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Natural causes, South Australia, 2 March 1972, aged 77 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board
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World War 1 Service

11 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1011
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1011, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1011, 16th Infantry Battalion
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1011, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
2 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1011, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
27 Feb 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1011, 16th Infantry Battalion
27 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3348, Adelaide, South Australia
10 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3348, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3348, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
3 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 50th Infantry Battalion
26 Nov 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion
6 Nov 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion
4 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

7 Nov 1939: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Major, SN SX1432, Woodside, South Australia
8 Nov 1939: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Major, SN SX1432, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
28 Apr 1942: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2, Lieutenant Colonel, SN SX1432, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by James Litchfield

Timeline

Date of birth - 22 February 1895, Walkerville, SA.

1910 - Joined Naval Reserves - Served as Ordinary Signalman in the Royal Australian Navy.

Date and unit at enlistment - 11 September 1914, Enlisted in the AIF, 5th Company, 16th Battalion.

Date of embarkation - 22 December 1914
 
Date wounded - 1915-05-02
 
Date of discharge - 27 February 1916, Deemed medically unfit for duty.

Date and unit at (re)enlistment - 27 May 1916, 50th Battalion.

Date of embarkation - 10 February 1917
 
Appointed second lieutenant - 03 November 1917

Appointed to the 16th Battalion - 26 November 1917

Appointed lieutenant - 06 November 1918
 
Date of discharge - 14 July 1919, Demobilised.

20 April 1934 - Appointed captain.

1937-01 - 1937-07 - Seconded for the Coronation Contingent.

13 October 1939 - Seconded major and second in command of the 2/10th Battalion, Second Australian Infantry Force.

1941-07-25 - 1942-01-07 - Appointed acting commanding officer of 2/10th Battalion.

1941-08-01 - 1942-01-07 - Appointed commanding officer and temporary lieutenent colonel of 2/10th Battalion.

02 December 1941 - Appointed lieutenant colonel.

03 January 1942 - Relinquished command 2/10th to return home, on compassionate grounds.

Date of discharge - 28 April 1943

Date of death - 1972

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