Lieutenant General Sir Sydney Fairbairn Rowell, KBE, CB

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Lt Gen, Sir Sydney Fairbairn Rowell, KBE, CB

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Birthplace: Lockleys, City of West Torrens, SA, Australia
Death: April 12, 1975 (80)
South Yarra, VIC, Australia
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Son of Colonel James Rowell, CB, VD and Zella Jane Rowell
Husband of Lady Blanche May Rowell
Brother of Douglas John Rowell; Gordon James Rowell; Lindsey Hugh Rowell and Margery Jean Wilkinson
Half brother of Florence Mabel Rowell; Alice Gertrude Billing and Frederick Charles Rowell

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About Lieutenant General Sir Sydney Fairbairn Rowell, KBE, CB

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Rowell

Lieutenant General Sir Sydney Fairbairn Rowell, KBE, CB (15 December 1894 – 12 April 1975) was an Australian soldier who served as Chief of the General Staff from 17 April 1950 to 15 December 1954. As Vice Chief of the General Staff from 8 January 1946 to 16 April 1950, he played a key role in the post-Second World War reorganisation of the Army, and in the 1949 Australian coal strike. However, he is best known as the commander who was dismissed in the Kokoda Track campaign.

As a young officer, Rowell served at Gallipoli but was invalided back to Australia with typhoid fever in January 1916. The end of the war found Rowell junior in rank to his contemporaries with more distinguished war records, but he managed to catch up in the post-war period. Rowell spent five years with the British Army or at British staff colleges, establishing valuable contacts with his British counterparts. In 1939 he was appointed chief of staff of the 6th Division and later I Corps, serving in that capacity in the Battle of Greece and the Syria-Lebanon campaign. In 1942 he commanded I Corps in the Kokoda Track campaign but was sacked. His subsequent rise to become Chief of the General Staff demonstrated that the circumstances of his dismissal in 1942 were indeed extraordinary.

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Lieutenant General Sir Sydney Fairbairn Rowell, KBE, CB's Timeline

1894
December 15, 1894
Lockleys, City of West Torrens, SA, Australia
1975
April 12, 1975
Age 80
South Yarra, VIC, Australia