5/05/1915- Completed Medical Examination Bunbury WA & Allotted to 7th Reinforcements 11th Battalion
10/05/1915- To 6th Reinforcements 12th Battalion Blackboy Hill WA as Private
25/06/1915- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Wandilla ” bound for Egypt
19/07/1915- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
6/08/1915- Taken on Strength 12th Battalion in the field Gallipoli
26/08/1915- Admitted No. 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station Anzac Gallipoli ( Diarrhoea/Enteritis ) ex No. 2 Field Ambulance
1/09/1915- Evacuated/Admitted to Military Hospital Imtarfa Malta ex Mudros ex Gallipoli ex Hospital Ship
8/10/1915- Evacuated/Admitted No. 1 Southern General Hospital Birmingham England ex Malta
21/02/1916- Discharged from Hospital to 22nd Draft Weymouth England
18/03/1916- Rejoined 12th Battalion in the field Serapeum Egypt
29/03/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
5/04/1916- Disembarked Marseilles
1/11/1916- Appointed Lance Corporal in the field France
10/11/1916- Killed in Action France.

 

RECOMMENDATION FOR HONOUR/AWARD ( NOT AWARDED – WHY???? ).

Date of Recommendation -28/08/1916 – Ref AFW 3121.

” At POZIERES, France on 22 August, 1916 during operation near Mouquet Farm, noticed L/Cpl REX¬† lying out in the open, wounded, about 200 yards from the enemy trench trying to get back when the Germans opened fire on him. BLYTHE made the remark ” I like young REX” and jumped out of our trench¬† and ran over to REX, pulled him into a crater, bandaged him up, and under very heavy fire , succeeded in carrying him back to our lines. His gallant act undoubtedly saved REX’s life “.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

1914/15 Star – Medal No. 5740

British War Medal – No. 14012

Victory Medal – No. 13954

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 307149.

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Nannup War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 65

Villers-Brettoneux Memorial France.