3/08/1915- Completed Medical Examination Busselton WA
10/08/1915- To 22 Depot Blackboy Hill WA as Private
16/10/1915- Allotted 6th Reinforcements 28th Battalion Blackboy Hill WA
2/11/1915- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Ulysses ” bound for Egypt
26/11/1915- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia  to Overseas Training Base
29/02/1916- Admitted 4th Aux Hospital Abbassia Egypt ( Mumps )
10/03/1916- Discharged to Duty at Overseas Training Base Ghezireh Egypt
17/04/1916- To 3rd Training Battalion Tel-el-Kebir Egypt
21/05/1916- Taken on Strength 11th Battalion in the field Egypt
29/05/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for France
7/06/1916-  Disembarked to 1st Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France
29/07/1916- Joined ” D ” Company 11th Battalion in the field France
27/02/1917- Killed in Action Ligny-Thilloy below Bapaume France.

 

REPORT OF SOLDIER’S DEATH

Informant – KAYS, Pte. H.R. 6375 – ” D ” Company 11th Battalion AIF – ” He was hit by a shell at Ligny-Thilloy, below Bapaume about 3.00pm. He was hit in the right breast, one arm broken and between the knee and the thigh in the left leg. I helped carry him to the Field Aid Post Dressing Station. He lived about three quarters of an hour. I saw him die  but do not know where he was buried. He was in my Platoon, aged about 30, 5 foot 10, fair, clean shaven. I had known him four months. He came from Western Australia “.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

1914/15 Star – Medal No. 22652

British War Medal – No. 23619

Victory Medal – No. 23451

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 306636.

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Nannup War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 61

Villers-Brettoneux Memorial France.