24/06/1915- To 10th Reinforcements 10th Light Horse Regiment as Private
16/09/1915- Transferred to 1st Reinforcements 32nd Battalion Blackboy Hill WA
18/11/1915- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Geelong ” bound for Egypt
18/12/1915- Disembarked Alexandria Egypt ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
08/01/1916- Admitted 8th Field Ambulance Serapeum/Abbassia ( Sick )
16/01/1916- Transferred to Hospital Cairo Egypt
17/03/1916- To Overseas Training Base Ghezireh Egypt ex Hospital
25/03/1916- To 8th Training Battalion Zeitoun Egypt
02/04/1916- Rejoined Unit in the field Egypt ex Zeitoun
17/06/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
23/06/1916- Disembarked Marseilles France ex Egypt
19/07/1916- Wounded in Action France ( Shrapnel Wound to Back )
20/07/1916- Reported Wounded & Missing in Action Fleurbaix, France
20/07/1916- Reported Captured and taken as Prisoner of War, Fleurbaix France – Germans advised Prisoner interred initially at Gefangenenlager, Dulmen, Germany
02/12/1918- Repatriated Prisoner of War arrived at Ripon, England
30/12/1918- To No. 2 Command Depot Weymouth England ex Headquarters France
05/03/1919- Embarked Portland England per ” Nevassa ” for Return to Australia
20/04/1919- Disembarked Fremantle WA
13/06/1919- Discharged from Service ( Termination of Period of Enlistment ).



1914/15 Star- Medal No. 6526

British War Medal – No. 6850

Victory Medal – No. 6821.


Australian Red Cross Society Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau Files – 

29/07/1916– Report from a fellow 32nd Battalion informant that he had seen ELMER near our barbed wire, dead.

14/09/1916– German List stating POW was captured at Fleurbaix on 20/07/1916 , being held at Dulmen Camp, Germany.

14/10/1916– Card from man dated 17/08/1916 stating “Transferred to Munster Camp in Westphalia”.

09/12/1918– List from AIF Headquarters- Repatriated Prisoner of War arrived Dover 02/12/1918.