Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
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 ).
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.
1914/1915 Star- No. 4635
British War Medal- No. 3981
Victory Medal- No. 3976
Memorial Plaque & Memorial Scroll – No. 306383.