Col H.G. Bates, OBE
- Born: 16.02.1918
- Died: 29.03.1998
RECORD OF SERVICE
- 14.12.1938 – Lt Aust Staff Corps
- 14.12.1946 – Capt Aust Staff Corps
- 30.01.1947 – Maj Aust Staff Corps
- 02.07.1949 – Lt Col Aust Staff Corps
- 1.11.1955 to 22.11.1956 – T/Col Aust Staff Corps
- 23.11.1956 – Col Aust Staff Corps
- 20.12.1967 – Brig Aust Staff Corps
|Lt||Darwin Mobile Force Service (Nov 1938 – Aug 1940):
This Force was raised in response to growing concerns about the potential for war, which had resulted in the Australian Government seeking to increase the readiness of the military through the creation of a number of regular army mobile forces to defend strategic locations around the country.
While ostensibly the force was to bolster Darwin’s strategic port, it also provided command and training opportunities for graduates of RMC as well as members of the Australian Instructional Corps.
|Lt to Maj||Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) Service 13 Nov 1939 – 30 Jun 1947:
Lt 2/1 Aust Fd Regt 13 Nov 1939
T/Capt (28 Sep 1941 – 31 Aug 19 1942) in following appointments:
|Lt to Maj||2nd AIF SERVICE Cont:
|Maj to Lt Col||Interim Army Service 1 Jul 1947 to 14 Aug 1952:
|Lt Col to Brig||Australian Regular Army Service from 15 Aug 1952:
Commandant Colonel H.G. Bates, OBE initiated the building of the Memorial Wall.
The dedication was one of his final functions as Commandant before the Dec 1967 Graduation Parade.
DEDICATION OF OCS MEMORIAL WALL – SUN 3 DEC 1967