1/03/1916 – Completed Medical Examination Perth WA
23/03/1916- To 53 Depot as Private
4/04/1916- To 11th Battalion 18th Reinforcements
18/04/1916- to 44th Battalion
8/05/1916- To 11th Battalion 18th Reinforcements
14/08/1916- To 16th Battalion 23rd Reinforcements
4/09/1916- To 16th Battalion 22nd Reinforcements
10/01/1917- To 4th Training Battalion Codford England ex Australia
12/02/1917- Admitted Group Hospital Codford England ( Influenza )
14/02/1917- Rejoined 4th Training Battalion Codford ex Hospital
22/05/1917- Proceeded Overseas 4th Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Southampton England
11/06/1917- Joined 16th Battalion in the field France
17/07/1917-  To 4th Australian Division Base Depot Havre France to attend Medical Board
15/08/1917- Rejoined 16th Battalion in the field France ex Havre
15/10/1917- Wounded in Action Belgium ( Severe shrapnel wounds to Head, Right Eye and Hand )
27/10/1917- Admitted 2nd Canadian General Hospital France ex 44th Casualty Clearing Station
18/11/1917- Evacuated/Admitted 5th Southern General Hospital Portsmouth England
22/11/1917- Operation performed to remove Soldier’s Right Eye, and he was found to be suffering from profound deafness to both ears
16/01/1918- Transferred to 3rd Australian Aux Hospital Dartford England
4/02/1918- Granted Leave England
19/02/1918- Admitted Queens Hospital Sidcup Frognal Kent England ex Leave
11/03/1918- Transferred to 1st Australian Aux Hospital Harefield England
3/04/1918- Pronounced Permanently Medically unfit for Active Service or any Home Service
30/04/1918- To No. 2 Command Depot Weymouth England awaiting transport to Australia
17/06/1918- Disembarked England per ” Matatuna ” for Return to Australia
8/08/1918- Disembarked Fremantle WA and admitted to No. 8 Australian General Hospital Fremantle WA
2/03/1919- Discharged from Service – Permanently Medically Unfit .

 

SERVICE  MEDALS AWARDED

British War Medal – No. 15673

Victory Medal – No. 15295

 

AUTHORS NOTE

Although the Soldier’s Death was recorded in the Bunbury Herald and Blackwood Express of 24 May 1921 as being ” Due to Natural Causes “, there is no doubt, that the severe wounds he received to the head , during War Service in Belgium in late 1917, hastened his untimely death at the young age of 30 Years.