Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
18/08/1914- Joined 11th Battalion 3rd Infantry Brigade Blackboy Hill WA as Private ( had spent 4 years prior training with W.A. Infantry )
1/09/1914- Promoted to rank of Colour Sergeant with 11th Battalion
1/01/1915- Promoted to rank of Company Sergeant Major with 11th Battalion during training in Egypt
2/03/1915- Embarked Alexandria Egypt with Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces bound for Gallipoli Peninsula
25/04/1915- Part of the Dawn Landing Party at Gallipoli with “D” Company 11th Battalion
25/04/1915- Wounded in Action Gallipoli ( Bullet in Upper lip )
30/04/1915- Admitted Military Hospital Ras-el-Tin Egypt for treatment after evacuation from Gallipoli by Hospital Ship
3/05/1915- Embarked Alexandria Egypt for Enland per ” Goorka ”
16/05/1915- Admitted Southern General Hospital Dudley Road Section Birmingham England
19/09/1915- Rejoined 11th Battalion in the field Gallipoli ex Hospital England
28/09/1915- Promoted 2nd Lieutenant in the field Gallipoli
13/12/1915- Promoted Lieutenant in the field Gallipoli
7/01/1916- Disembarked Alexandria Egypt ex Gallipoli
19/03/1916- Appointed Captain/Adjutant in the field Serapeum Egypt
5/04/1916- Disembarked Marseilles France ex Alexandria Egypt
2/01/1917- MENTION IN DESPATCHES- Refer London Gazette ( Sir Douglas Haig – 13/11/1916- Gallant Services & Devotion to Duty)
6/05/1917- Wounded in Action France ( Severe Gun Shot Wounds to Right Foot, Left Heel & Stomach )
8/05/1917- Admitted 10th British Red Cross Hospital Le Treport France ex No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station
18/05/1917- Awarded MILITARY CROSS
5/08/1917- Admitted 3rd London General Hospital Harefield England & placed on Supernumery List
10/09/1917- Transferred 5th Aux Hospital London as Convalescent
12/12/1917- Granted Leave England
24/01/1918- Embarked England per ” Dunluce Castle ” for return to Australia ( Right foot had been amputated )
16/02/1918- Trans-shipped Capetown South Africa to ” Karoola ” for return to Australia
2/03/1918- Disembarked Fremantle WA
2/04/1918- Appointment Terminated ( Medically Unfit ).
Service Medals Awarded –
1914/15 Star – No. 1214
British War Medal – No. 647
Victory Medal – No. 646.
HONOURS & AWARDS
( 1 )–MENTION IN DESPATCHES
For ” Conspicuous Services “
LONDON GAZETTE – Fifth Supplement No. 30197 dated 20 July 1917 – Certificate No. 2680 .
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA GAZETTE – No. 189 of 8 November 1917.
( 2 )- Awarded MILITARY CROSS
” At Louverval, on the 15th April 1917, Captain Hemingway was in command of the Company holding the right sector of the 11th Battalion frontage. The enemy attacked in force and gained possession of a trench which afforded them a commanding position. Captain Hemingway immediately organized a counter attack and drove them from the position. He carried out his instructions with coolness and promptness. His local arrangements showed all through the fight, dash and initiative which prevented the enemy from breaking through at this important point “.
LONDON GAZETTE – Fourth Supplement No. 30135 dated 15 June 1917.
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA GAZETTE No. 169 dated 4 October 1917 .
( 3 )- MENTION IN DESPATCHES
LONDON GAZETTE – Second Supplement No. 29890 dated 2 January 1917 – Certificate No. 3383.
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA GAZETTE – No. 103 dated 29 June 1917.
” Sincere thanks to Margaret Warburton for identifying Reginald Hemingway as a Harvey WA connection to qualify for inclusion/Honour on our Anzac Heroes website “.