Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
7/05/1915- Completed Medical Examination Bridgetown WA
14/05/1915- Joined 7th Reinforcements 16th Battalion Blackboy Hill Camp WA as Private
18/06/1915- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Chilka ” bound for Egypt
12/07/1915- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
2/08/1915- Taken on Strength 16th Battalion Gallipoli
27/08/1915- Admitted 4th Field Ambulance Gallipoli ( Gastro-Enteritis )
12/09/1915- Discharged to Duty ex Sickness
15/09/1915- Admitted 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital Mudros Lemnos ( Diarrhoea )
28/09/1915- Admitted 4th Australian Field Ambulance West Mudros ( I.C.T. Left Arm )
1/10/1915- Rejoined Unit at Base Details Mudros
30/10/1915- Admitted 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital Mudros ( Septic Left Elbow )
8/12/1915- Discharged to Base Details Mudros ex Hospital
24/12/1915- Rejoined 16th Battalion Mudros
30/12/1915- Disembarked Alexandria ex Mudros
25/05/1916- Promoted Lance Corporal Serapeum Egypt
1/06/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
9/06/1916- Disembarked Marseilles
30/08/1916- Killed in Action France.
SOLDIER’S DEATH REPORT
The following description of the circumstances of CRADDOCK‘ s Death was in a Certified Letter to the Red Cross, from 2668 – Private ICK, H. E.- 16th Battalion AIF ” There is no doubt about his death, he was not actually killed on the spot , but died while being brought in by the Stretcher Bearers. I knew L/Cpl. CRADDOCK personally, and he came from West Australia with the seventh reinforcements of this Battalion and was in the same platoon as myself “.
( ICK’s version of events was identical to another report from 2632- KLOPPER, Sergeant ).
SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED
1914/15 Star – No. 15452
British War Medal – No. 19684
Victory Medal – No. 19612
Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 309938
Bridgetown War Memorial WA
Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 79
Villers Brettoneux Memorial France.