15/08/1915- Completed Medical Examination Kalgoorlie WA
23/08/1915- To 28 Depot Blackboy Hill WA as Private
16/10/1915- To 12th Reinforcements 16th Battalion Blackboy Hill
22/12/1915- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Ajana ” bound for Egypt
15/01/1916- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
7/03/1916- Taken on Strength 16th Battalion Tel-el-Kebir Egypt
1/06/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
9/06/1916- Disembarked Marseilles
3/09/1916- Admitted 25th General Hospital Boulogne  France ex Hardelot Hospital( Septic Sores to Neck & Back, Hand- Scabies & Dermatitis  ) ex 4th Australian Field Ambulance ex 44th Casualty Clearing Station
17/09/1916- Evacuated/Admitted 3rd London General Hospital Wandswoth ex Boulogne France
30/09/1916- Discharged from Hospital to No. 1 Command Depot Perham Downs England
21/10/1916-To 4th Training Battalion Codford ex Perham Downs
4/12/1916- Proceeded Overseas 4th Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Folkestone
16/12/1916- Admitted 26th General Hospital Etaples France
17/01/1917- Evacuated/Admitted County of Middlesex War Hospital England ex Havre France
1/02/1917- Transferred to 3rd Australian Aux Hospital Dartford England and Placed Under Observation
23/02/1917- Granted Leave England
10/03/1917- To Command Depot Wareham England ex Leave
14/03/1917- To No. 3 Command Depot Hurdcott England
2/06/1917- To Drafting Depot Perham Downs
26/06/1917- Proceeded Overseas 4th Australian Division Base Depot Havre France ex Southampton ex Overseas Training Depot
13/07/1917- Rejoined 16th Battalion in the field France & Promoted to Corporal
26/09/1917- Wounded in Action France
31/10/1917 –  Awarded MILITARY MEDAL
7/11/1917- To 13th Training Battalion Codford
26/11/1917- To Physical Training & Bayonet Fighting Course Devonport England
8/12/1917- To 13th Training Battalion Codford
4/02/1918- To Drill School Jellalabad England
25/02/1918- To O/C PT & BF Course Aldershot England
23/03/1918- To 13th Training Battalion Codford ex PT & BF Course
11/04/1918- Attached for Duty at 12th Training Battalion Codford
2/08/1918- Proceeded Overseas France Australian Infantry Base Depot Havre France ex Folkestone ex Codford
10/08/1918- Rejoined Unit in the field France ex Base Depot
20/08/1918- Wounded in Action France ( Gunshot Wound to Buttock  & Penetrating Abdomen)
26/08/1918- Admitted 6th General Hospital Rouen France ex 55th Casualty Clearing Station ex Ambulance Train ( He had undergone an operation prior to arriving at Rouen & Unfortunately he contracted Peritonitis , which ultimately took his life ).
3/09/1918- Died of Wounds Received in Action France ( Died at No. 6 General Hospital Rouen France ).

MILITARY MEDAL

Date of Recommendation – 1 October, 1917- Lieut. Col DRAKE-BROCKMAN.

” Is brought under notice for the very gallant manner in which he carried out his duties during operations near Zonnebeke on the 26th September 1917. He was attached to Company Headquarters  as a runner.  His duties carried him through areas  that were continually under the heaviest barrages. During one period of the Operations  he voluntarily carried forward S.O.S Flares  to the Front Line through a heavy barrage and under Machine Gun Fire. On his return he had again to penetrate a heavy enemy barrage  and brought back valuable information.  He is recommended for distinction “.

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette – 2 May 1918- Page 1036, Position 161

London Gazette – 17 December 1917- Page 13198,  Position 77.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

Military Medal

British War Medal – No. 27505

Victory Medal – No. 27327

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 350845

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTION

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 79.

Locality of Honour – Pemberton , WA.