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Blamey, Thomas Albert, Sir

Born: 1884 AD
Died: 1951 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: Australian
Categories: General


1884 - Born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, on the 24th of January.

1899 - Blamey worked as a trainee schoolteacher in the Wagga Wagga.

1903 - Moved to Western Australia to continue his teaching career.

1906 - Disposed the offer of the Church leaders in Western Australia to enter training as a minister.

       - He was appointed to a position in Victoria with the rank of lieutenant.

1908 - Blamey married Minnie Millard on 8th of September.

1910 - He was promoted to captain.

1911 - Became the first Australian officer to pass the demanding entrance test for the British Staff College.

1912 - He began his studies at the Staff College at Quetta in India.

1914 - Blamey was sent to Britain for more training.

       - On 1st of July, he was promoted to major.

1915 - Blamey was promoted to lieutenant colonel.

1916-1917 - Blamey held battalion and brigade command posts.

1919 - Blamey returned to Australia and became director of Military Operations at Army Headquarters.

1920 - He became Deputy Chief of General Staff.

1925 - On 1st of September, he transferred from the PMF to the Militia.

1926 - He took command of the 10th Infantry Brigade, part of the 3rd Division.

1931 - On 23rd of March, he took command of the division and was promoted to major general.

1937 - Appointed as Chief Commissioner of the Victoria Police, where scandal first found him.

1938 - Blamey was appalled at Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews.

       - Appointed chairman of the Commonwealth government's Manpower Committee and controller-general of recruiting.

1939 - He married a 35-year-old fashion artist, Olga Ora Farnsworth at St John's Anglican Church, Toorak.

       - On 13th of October, he was promoted lieutenant general and appointed to command the 6th Division.

1942 - Blamey was recalled to Australia to become the Commander-in-Chief AMF.

1946 - Blamey retired from his post.

1951 - He died on 27th of May because of hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage


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