Leon Roderic GREVILLE
Distinguished Service Order
Lieutenant Colonel L R Greville, son of Colonel S J Greville OBE, attended the Royal Military College, Duntroon in 1943 and graduated in 1946.
He was posted as platoon commander to 67th Australian Infantry Battalion (later to become 3 RAR) in the 28th Brigade, British Commonwealth Occupation Forces, Japan.
Between 1947 and 1949, on promotion to Captain, LtCol Greville carried out regimental duties with 3 RAR before becoming aide-de-camp to the Commander-In-Chief of British Comonwealth Occupation Forces. He returned to Australia in 1950 to become adjutant of the 38th Infantry Battalion (CMF), and was then posted back to 3 RAR when the battalion was serving in Korea in 1951. He served as a company 2IC and adjutant of the battalion while in Korea.
From 1952 to 1954 LtCol Greville instructed at the Australian School of Infantry. He then became GSO3 of 2nd Cadet Brigade, Sydney, before attending the Australian Staff College at Queenscliffe in 1956. On his promotion he became brigade major of the 8th Infantry Brigade (CMF) before leaving for Brisbane to instruct at the School of Infantry from 1959 to 1961 on an exchange posting.
He returned in 1961 to rejoin 3 RAR in Brisbane and carried out regimental duties.
LtCol Greville was promoted to this rank in 1962 and became GSO1 at the Directorate of Military Operations & Plans, Army Headquarters, Canberra.
In 1965 he became senior instructor at Duntroon and in 1968 took over as Commanding Officer 4 RAR.
Distinguished Service Order [DSO]