16/02/1915- To 12th Battalion 3rd Reinforcements Blackboy Hill WA as Private
7/05/1915- Joined 12th Battalion in the field Gallipoli
22/08/1915- Admitted No. 2 Field Ambulance Anzac Gallipoli then to 1st Casualty Clearing Station ( Diarrhoea )
23/08/1915- Evacuated/Admitted No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital Mudros Lemnos ex Hospital Ship ex Gallipoli
6/09/1915- Transferred No 6 Lowland Convalescent Depot Mudros ( Dysentry )
29/09/1915- Admitted Australian Rest Camp Mudros Base ex Lowland Clearing Station
4/10/1915- Rejoined 12th Battalion Anzac Gallipoli ex Sickness
31/12/1915- Rejoined Unit Tel-el-Kebir Egypt ex Duty Sarpi Camp Lemnos
11/01/1916- Admitted No. 2 Australian General Hospital Tel-el-Kebir Egypt then to No. 3 Aux Hospital Heliopolis Egypt
10/02/1916- Rejoined Unit in the field Ghezireh Egypt ex Sickness
5/03/1916- Admitted 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital Abbassia Egypt ( Sick )
19/04/1916- Transferred 52nd Battalion in the field Serapeum Egypt ex Sickness
12/06/1916- Disembarked Marseilles France ex Alexandria Egypt
3/09/1916- Wounded in Action France ( Shell Shock )
3/09/1916- Admitted 44th Casualty Clearing Station then to 35th Casualty Clearing Station
9/09/1916- Rejoined Unit in the field France ex Wounded
10/10/1916- Admitted 32nd Stationary Hospital Wimereux France ( Laryngitis )
12/10/1916- Evacuated/Admitted 3rd Southern General Hospital Oxford England
3/01/1917- To No. 3 Australian Aux Hospital Dartford England
5/02/1917- To No. 1 Command Depot Perham Downs England ex Dartford ex Sickness
17/02/1917- Granted Leave England
23/03/1917- Transferred 70th Battalion Wareham England ex Leave
27/06/1917- Appointed Driver 70th Battalion England
6/09/1917- Admitted Tidworth Military Hospital England ( Sick ) ex 17th Field Ambulance
29/09/1917- Transferred 52nd Battalion ex Sickness
23/10/1917- Proceeded Overseas 4th Australian Division Base Depot Havre France ex Southampton ex Codford England
1/11/1917- Rejoined 52nd Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
13/12/1917- Admitted 4th Australikan Field Ambulance France ( Scabies )
5/01/1918- Admitted 10th general Hospital Rouen France ( Laryngitis ) ex 4th Australian Field Ambulance ex 5th Casualty Clearing Station
24/01/1918- Admitted 6th General Hospital Rouen France
27/02/1918- Rejoined Unit in the field France ex Sickness
24/04/1918- Wounded in Action France ( Severe Gunshot Wounds Thighs, Right Hand & Back Penetrating Chest )
1/05/1918- Admitted 8th General Hospital Rouen France ex 25th Field Ambulance ex 5th Casualty Clearing Station ex Ambulance Train
13/05/1918- Evacuated/Admitted Central Military Hospital Winchester England
17/10/1918- Transferred 1st Australian Aux Hospital Harefield England
22/10/1918- Granted Leave England
5/11/1918- To No. 2 Command Depot Weymouth England ex Leave for Return to Australia
12/12/1918- Embarked England for Australia per ” Nestor ”
18/01/1919- Disembarked Australia
25/06/1919- Discharged from Service ( Medically Unfit )




Date of Recommendation :  5 May 1918


 ” For conspicuous gallantry and a fine devotion to duty whilst acting as a stretcher-bearer on night 24/25th April 1918 near VILLERS-BRETTONEUX.  After passing the enemy wire behind the attacking troops he found himself the only bearer left of the bearers of his Company, the others being casualties.  Instead of returning to the Regimental Aid Post  & joining another squad, Pte. DALTON remained at the wire for over 2 hours dressing wounded in the open under heavy machine gun fire. This action called for a considerable amount of fearless courage and was something far more than his ordinary duties.  His work throughout the whole of the 25th April was noted for extreme devotion to duty “.


Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : 4 February 1919


Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page  130,  Position  89


Date of London Gazette : 13 September  1918


Location in London Gazette : Page  10777,  Position  73.



Local I.D. – Bunbury Herald.