Blamey, Thomas Albert, Sir
Born: Jan 24, 1884 AD
Died: 1951 AD, at 67 years of age.
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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