19/01/1916- Joined 28th Battalion in the field Tel-el-Kebir Egypt
21/03/1916- Disembarked Marseilles France ex Alexandria Egypt
3/05/1916- Appointed LANCE CORPORAL in the field France
29/07/1916- Wounded in Action France ( Gunshot Wounds Arm, Shoulder & Buttock )
31/07/1916- Admitted 14th general Hospital Wimereux France ex No. 1 Australian Field Ambulance ex Ambulance Train
2/08/1916- Evacuated/Admitted Royal Herbert Hospital Woolwich England
12/10/1916- Admitted 3rd Australian Aux Hospital Dartford England
10/11/1916- Granted Leave England
29/11/1916- To 7th Training Battalion Rollestone England ex Leave & Appointed ACTING CORPORAL
24/01/1917- Promoted CORPORAL Tidworth England
29/01/1917- To School of Musketry Ridworth England- Qualified First Class at 7th Rifle Course with Fair Knowledge of Lewis Gun
5/05/1917- Promoted SERGEANT at 7th Training Battalion Rollestone England
13/09/1917- Promoted ER/COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR England
7/11/1917- To 6th Training Battalion England & Reverts to Rank CORPORAL
6/12/1917- Appointed ACTING COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR at 6th Training Battalion Fovant England
1/04/1918- Proceeded Overseas France ex Dover ex Fovant England & Reverts to Rank CORPORAL
6/05/1918- Rejoined 28th Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
10/06/1918- Wounded in Action France ( Contusion Right Knee )
12/06/1918- Admitted 14th General Hospital Wimereux France ex 5th Australian Field Ambulance ex 61st Casualty Clearing Station ex Ambulance Train
13/06/1918- Evacuated/Admitted Military Hospital Edmonton England
26/06/1918- Admitted 3rd Australian Aux Hospital Dartford England
15/07/1918- To No. 3 Command Depot Hurdcott England
5/09/1918- Granted Leave England
19/09/1918- To No. 1 Command Depot Sutton Veny England ex Leave
2/10/1918- To Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill England
24/10/1918- Proceeded Overseas France ex Folkestone ex Longbridge Deverill England
29/10/1918- Rejoined Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
21/04/1919- Promoted TEMPORARY SERGEANT in the field France
27/05/1919- To No. 2 Group Sutton Veny England ex 1st Australian Division Base Depot Havre France for Return to Australia
23/07/1919- Embarked England for Australia per ” Main ”
27/09/1919- Disembarked Australia
19/12/1919- Discharged from Service ( Medically Unfit )


[” Bert ” also enlisted for Service in World War Two ( Service No. W237453 ), was commissioned as a Captain and attached to the 5th Military District Perth.  He was responsible for the enlistment of  a number of ” Collie Boys ” for World War Two.]


“Bert” STUCHBURY had a son Herbert Ronald Houghton, who enlisted in World War 2 , being a Pilot Officer Bomber Command, RAAF.  The son was KILLED IN ACTION when his aircraft was shot down over Germany.  All crew were killed.