25/10/1915-To 33 Depot as Private
8/12/1915-Appointed Corporal 16th Battalion 13th Reinforcements
26/02/1916-To Camp Zeitoun Egypt
16/04/1916-Transferred 4th Division Artillery Corps Tel-el-Kebir Egypt
22/04/1916-Transferred 24th Howitzer Brigade Promoted Bombardier
3/06/1916-Joined Brigade in the field Alexandria
3/01/1917-Attended Royal Artillery Cadet School St Johns Wood England
25/01/1917-Transferred 12th Field Artillery Brigade in the field France
3/05/1917-Appointed 2nd Lieutenant to 2nd Division Artillery Details
17/05/1917-Proceeded Overseas Aust General Base Depot Etaples France ex AIF Depots Tidworth England
28/05/1917-Transferred 4th Division Artillery Corps in the field France
13/06/1917-Transferred 10th Field Artillery Brigade in the field France
1/08/1917-Appointed Lieutenant in the field France
14/10/1917-Awarded MILITARY CROSS France
6/11/1917-Transferred 37th Battery in the field France
24/01/1918-Granted Leave England
10/02/1918-Rejoined Unit in the field France ex Leave
23/09/1918-Granted Leave England
13/10/1918-KILLED IN ACTION Le Haie Menneresse France-Shell Wounds Chest & Heart

 

MILITARY  CROSS

Date  of  Recommendation : 22 September 1917

‘ For conspicuous gallantry , near BIRR CROSS ROADS on MENIN – YPRES ROAD on 14th September 1917,  when in company with another officer, he succeeded in extinguishing a serious fire which had broken out on an ammunition train situated between two gun pits.  The work was carried out at  considerable risk from exploding ammunition and this officer showed a fine example and saved a cosiderable amount of ammunition “.

 

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : 14 February 1918

Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page  285,  Position  24

Date of Citation in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : 25 July 1918

Location of Citation in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page  1595,  Position  14

Date of London Gazette : 27 October 1917

Location in London Gazette : Page  11110,  Position 8

Date of Citation in London Gazette : 18 March 1918

Location of Citation in London Gazette : Page  3436,  Position  5

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

Military Cross

British War Medal – No. 31354

Victory Medal – No. 31130

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 358452.

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Busselton War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 16.