John Raymond Broadbent (Quartermaster-General)

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Brigadier Broadbent, June 1943

Brigadier John Raymond Broadbent CBE (18 February 1893 (1893-02-18)28 February 1972 (1972-02-29) (aged 79)) was an Australian Army officer in World War II.

Early life[edit]

Broadbent, Service Number: NX34728 (N8), was born in Ballarat, Victoria and enlisted in Sydney on 14 June 1940.

Service history[edit]

Broadbent held numerous posts during the war, while also acting as a Temporary Brigadier and was Mentioned in Dispatches in 1945. He held the following posts:

  • 1940 - Commanding Officer 7th Light Horse
  • 1940 - General Staff Officer 1 1st Australian Cavalry Division
  • 1940-1941 - Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General 8th Australian Infantry Division [Malaya]
  • 1942 - Deputy Adjutant & Quartermaster-General New Guinea Force
  • 1942-1943 - Deputy Adjutant & Quartermaster-General I Australian Corps [New Guinea]
  • 1943-1944 - Deputy Adjutant & Quartermaster-General II Australian Corps
  • 1944-1945 - Deputy Adjutant & Quartermaster-General I Australian Corps

Honours and awards[edit]

  • Commander of the Order of the British Empire: Recommendation; Awarded (London Gazette, 28 May 1943, Pg 2373, posn 4)
  • Mention in Dispatches: Recommendation; Awarded (London Gazette, 8 March 1945, Pg 1305, posn 19)
  • Note also: WWI

See also[edit]

List of Australian generals and brigadiers

External links[edit]