16/05/1917-To No. 5 District Guard
4/01/1918-To D3 Depot as Private
25/01/1918-To 28th Battalion 22nd Reinforcements
4/04/1918-To Aust Camp Suez
30/04/1918-Embarked Port Tewfik Suez for Southampton
15/05/1918-To 5th Training Battalion Fovant England
4/06/1918-Transferred 51st Battalion Details Codford
8/08/1918-Proceeded overseas Aust Infantry Base Depot Havre France ex. Folkestone
16/08/1918-Joined 51st Battalion in the field France ex. Base Depot
15/09/1918-AWARDED MILITARY MEDAL
28/12/1919-Transferred Aust Light Trench Mortar Battery in the field France
10/05/1919-Rejoined 51 st Battalion ex. Detachment
21/05/1919-To No. 4 Group Hurdcott England ex. France
12/07/1919-Embarked England for Australia per “City of Exeter”
16/08/1919-Disembarked Fremantle
9/09/1919-Discharged from Service

 

MILTARY  MEDAL

Date  of  Recommendation : 18 September 1918.

 

” During an attack by his Company, on enemy position near VERMAND, N. W. of ST. QUENTIN on 15th September 1918, this man, who is a Platoon Runner, under very heavy Machine Gun fire , carried important messages to his Company Commander.  When his Platoon Sergeant was badly wounded, and lay in the open, under very hostile Machine Gun fire, Private Delaporte who was not on any duty at the time, went to his assistance, and helping him to cover, dressed his wounds, and then aided him to a place of safety.  His coolness and gallant conduct,  under fire, were an excellent example to all “.

 

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : 10 October 1919

Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page  1498,  Position  72

Date of London Gazette : 17 June 1919

Location in London Gazette : Page  7695,  Position  6.

 

DEATH/BURIAL

Date of Death – 1/03/1978 ( Aged 78 years )

Burial – Capel Cemetery WA – Section AA9 – Grave No. 77.

 

AUTHOR NOTE

Sincere thanks to Jen THOMSON for advising Death/Burial details in her work ” Capel Connections ” February 2018.