Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
22/02/1915-To 16th Battalion 5th Reinforcements as Private
13/07/1915-Joined Battalion in the field Gallipoli
8/08/1915-Wounded in Action Gallipoli ( Gunshot Wound Hip )
9/08/1915-Admitted Mudros Lemnos Depot ex No. 2 Field Ambulance & Casualty Clearing Station
27/08/1915-Evacuated/Admitted Hospital Malta
14/09/1915-Evacuated/Admitted Fulham Military Hospital England ex Malta
18/04/1916-Transferred 3rd Echelon Alexandria Egypt
25/06/1916-Admitted 15th General Hospital Alexandria ( Sick )
7/07/1916-Admitted 15th General Hospital Alexandria ( Gastritis )
10/07/1916-Rejoined Battalion in the field Egypt ex Hospital
28/09/1916-Disembarked Marseilles France ex Alexandria
10/10/1916-To 4th Aust Division Base Depot Rouen France
16/10/1916-Rejoined Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
11/04/1917-Wounded/Missing in Action France ( Gunshot Wound Right Shoulder/Arm )
12/04/1917-Confirmed Captured by Germans at Reincourt France and taken PRISONER OF WAR
9/12/1918-Repatriated England -ex POW Germany
14/01/1919-To No. 1 Command Depot Sutton Veny England for Return to Australia
9/02/1919-Embarked England for Australia per “Ascanius”
25/05/1919-Discharged from Service
PRISONER OF WAR – RED CROSS FILES SUMMARY
From British Help Committee Rennbahn Munster dated 3/05/1917 – ” Prisoner of War- Interred at Ris Laz Bergkaserne Munster “.
From German List dated 8/06/1917- ” Prisoner of War- Transferred Munster I/W from Bergkaserne “.
From Bureau of Security List dated 18/10/1917- ” Prisoner of War- Transferred Heilsberg E. Preussen “.
There are copies of correspondence on file between the soldiers father James Dewing and the British Red Cross, and in a reply to the father dated 25 June 1917, the Red Cross states ” It is comfortable to know that he writes so cheerfully and that his wound is healed “.
Private Dewing was repatriated to England on 9 December 1918.