15/08/1914- Completed Medical Examination at Bunbury WA
18/08/1914- To 11th Battalion 3rd Infantry Brigade at Helena Vale WA, then allotted to ” H ” Company at Blackboy Hill Camp WA
4/12/1914- To Overseas Training Base Camp Egypt
2/03/1915-Embarked Alexandria to Mudros, Lemnos for Gallipoli Campaign
25/04/1915- Part of the Dawn Landing at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli
15/08/1915-Promoted Corporal at Gallipoli
13/11/1915-Promoted Temporary Sergeant at Gallipoli
7/12/1915-Promoted Sergeant Lemnos
7/01/1916-Disembarked Alexandria ex. Gallipoli
5/04/1916-Disembarked Marseilles France for transfer to battalion in the field
22/07/1916-Killed in Action Villers Brettoneux France
7/11/1916- Posthumously AWARDED THE MILITARY MEDAL -For conspicuous Gallantry in hand to hand attacks on enemy trenches ( See Full Citation below ).

 

MILITARY  MEDAL

Date of Recommendation : 25  November  1916

 

” For conspicuous gallantry.  During a hand to hand attack  on the enemy’s trenches he took up an exposed position commanding a communication trench  from whence, by cutting down the fuses,  he used bombs with such deadly effect, that he entirely frustrated the efforts of the enemy to reinforce their ranks by that channel.  Although exposed to fire from the enemy, he stood his ground until the position was consoliodated “.

 

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette :- 19 April 1917

Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page  918,  Position  95

Date of London Gazette : 27 October 1916

Location in London Gazette : Page  10486,  Position  37.

 

MEDALS AWARDED

1914/1915 Star- No. 4635

British War Medal- No. 3981

Victory Medal- No. 3976

Memorial Plaque & Memorial Scroll – No. 306383.