23/08/1916-Transferred 11th Light Trench Mortar battery
23/11/1916-Proceeded overseas France ex. Southampton
25/05/1917-Attended 4 Co 3 Aust Div AASC
12/07/1917-Appointed Lance Corporal 11th LTMB
28/08/1917-Promoted Temporary Corporal
8/10/1917-Wounded in Action France (Severe Gunshot Wound Right Eye )
16/10/1917-Rejoined 11th LTMB from wounded
3/11/1917-Admitted Hospital ( sick )
6/11/1917-rejoined Unit
5/01/1918-To 1 Anzac Corps School
23/01/1918-Rejoined 11th LTMB
15/03/191-On leave to England
4/04/1918-Rejoined Unit
25/05/1918-Wounded in Action France ( Gunshot Wound Shoulder )
15/06/1918-Admitted Hospital Etretat France
18/06/1918-Awarded MERITORIOUS SERVICE  MEDAL
30/07/1918-Invalided & Admitted King George Hospital Stanford England ( Severe Gunshot Wound left chest/shoulder )
23/08/1918-Rejoined 11th LTMG Promoted Corporal
19/11/1918-Transferred 3rg Aux hospital dartford England to convalesce
10/12/1918-Embarked England for Australia on *Somali*
3/06/1919-Discharged from Service

 

MERITORIOUS  SERVICE  MEDAL

Date of Recommendation : 3 March 1918

 

” For continued good service , devotion to duty, and conspicuous gallantry in action.  In June 1917, he took part in MESSINES fighting, and fought his gun under very heavy  enemy gun fire and Machine Gun fire, and displayed great courage in moving his gun into a forward position and dislodging the enemy from a strongly held position.  In July and August 1917 , near WARNETON , he again led his gun team without personal fear and set a fine example to all around him of personal bravery, under heavy enemy fire.  On Octber 4 , 1917 , near PASSCHENDAELE, although wounded in face and arm he continued to fight his gun, and was instrumental in repelling  the enemy from the cemetery near PASSCHENDAELE “.

 

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : 7 November 1918

Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page  2113,  Position  235

Date of London Gazette : 17 June 1918

Location in London Gazette : Page  7178,  Position  36