17/08/1914- To 11th Battalion 3rd Infantry Brigade as Private
2/03/1915- Embarked Alexandria Egypt with Meditteranean Expeditionary Forces for Gallipoli Peninsula
25/04/1915- Wounded in Action Gallipoli ( Gunshot Wound Head Face & Eye )
2/05/1915- Evacuated/Admitted Hospital Alexandria Egypt ex Hospital Ship ex Gallipoli
12/05/1915- Evacuated/Admitted 1st Southern General Hospital Dudley Road Birmingham England
6/09/1915- Rejoined Unit in the field Gallipoli ex Hospital
7/12/1915- Promoted TEMPORARY CORPORAL Sarpi Camp Mudros Lemnos
7/01/1916- Disembarked Alexandria ex Lemnos ex Gallipoli
29/02/1916- Transferred 51st Battalion Tel-el-Kebir Egypt
6/03/1916- Promoted CORPORAL Tel-el-Kebir
15/03/1916- Promoted SERGEANT Tel-el-Kebir
26/03/1916- Rejoined Battalion in the field Egypt ex Detachment
10/05/1916- Evacuated/Admitted No. 1 Australian Stationary Hospital Serapeum Egypt ( PUO- Fever ) ex 14th Casualty Clearing Station
27/05/1916- Rejoined Battalion in the field Ismailia Egypt ex Hospital
22/09/1916- Proceeded Overseas 4th Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Rollestone
7/10/1916- Joined Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
11/10/1916- Promoted SECOND LIEUTENANT in the field France
2/04/1917-  Awareded  MILITARY  CROSS
15/04/1917- Admitted 14th General Hospital Wimereux France ( Severe enteritis ) ex 9th Casualty Clearing Station
20/04/1917- Promoted LIEUTENANT in the field France
27/04/1917- Rejoined Battalion in the field France ex Hospital
5/05/1917- Despatched to 1st Anzac Corps School in the field France
2/10/1917- Granted Leave England
13/10/1917- To 2nd Anzac Corps School in the field France ex Leave
22/12/1917- Rejoined Battalion in the field France ex Detachment
21/01/1918- Detached Duty 13th AIF Brigade Headquarters in the field France
1/03/1918- Rejoined Battalion in the field France ex Detachment
20/03/1918- Granted Leave England
4/04/1918- Rejoined Battalion in the field France ex Leave
4/06/1918- Awarded BAR to MILITARY  CROSS
29/09/1918- Granted Leave England
16/10/1918- Rejoined Battalion in the field France ex Leave
4/01/1919- Appointed TEMPORARY  CAPTAIN in the field France
20/02/1919- To AIF Headquarters London ex Folkestone ex France
28/03/1919- Granted Leave Belgium
2/04/1919- Rejoined Battalion in the field France ex Leave
10/05/1919- Granted Honorary Rank of CAPTAIN
21/05/1919- To No. 4 Command Depot Hurdcott England ex Australian Infantry Base Depot Havre France for Return to Australia
12/07/1919- Embarked England for Australia per ” City of Exeter ”
16/08/1919- Disembarked Fremantle
16/10/1919- Discharged from Service
1/02/1962- Date of Death ( Advice from 51st Battalion AIF Association )

 ( 1 )- MILITARY  CROSS

Date  of  Recommendation : 10 April 1917

 

” On 2nd April 1917 during the advance and attack on NOREUIL,  a part of the Battalion was temporarily checked by enemy Machine Guns in the SUNKEN ROAD  from NOREUIL  to LONGATTE.  Lieut. EARL with a party of Lewis Gunners and Bombers got into the road on a flank, and put the three guns out of action, which were holding up the advance.  These guns were captured and their Teams either killed or taken prisoners , two at the first gun  being shot by Lieut. EARL with his revolver.  He then mopped up the dugouts in the road in accordance with instructions previously given and subsequently established a strong post on the left of the road to protect our flank, which  was exposed owing to the non-appearance of the troops on our Left.  Lieut. EARL’s ready action and gallantry on this occasion removed a great danger and undoubtedly prevented many casualties “.

 

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : 4 October 1917

Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page  2629,  Position  23

Date of London Gazette : 18 June 1917

Location in London Gazette : Page  6003,  Position  8.

 

 ( 2 )- BAR  TO  MILITARY  CROSS

Date  of  Recommendation : 5 May 1918

 

 ” During a counter-attack by his Battalion South of VILLERS-BRETTONEUX  on night 24th/25th April 1918 this officer did excellent work.  When the advance was checked , with his platoon, he at once reinforced the Battalion left flank and on reconnoitring the position, he found an enemy strong post with Machine Guns.  He at once led his Lewis Gun and Rifle Bombing Section and attacked the post, finally killing or capturing the Garrison and taking three Machine Guns.  This work was carried out under very heavy machine Gun and rifle fire, and he set a splendid example as a leader, and his coolness and resourcefulness at a most serious and critical situation, made it possible for the advance to continue “.

 

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : 4 Febeuary 1919

Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page  133,  Position : 13

Date of London Gazette : 16 September 1918

Location in London Gazette : Page  10910,  Position  6.

 

Service Medals Awarded

1914/15 Star – No. 1197

British War Medal – No. 553

Victory Medal – No. 552

Military Cross

Bar to Military Cross