1/05/1915- Completed Medical Examination Perth WA
26/05/1915- To 7th Reinforcements 16th Battalion Blackboy Hill WA as Private
1/07/1915- To 3rd Reinforcements 28th Battalion as Corporal
2/09/1915- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Anchises ” bound for Egypt
25/09/1915- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
3/03/1916- Transferred 51st Battalion Tel-el Kebir Egypt
14/04/1916- Appointed Lance Corporal Serapeum Egypt
5/06/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
12/06/1916- Disembarked Marseilles
10/07/1916- Promoted Corporal in the field France
3/09/1916- Reported Missing in Action France
23/04/1917- Court of Enquiry found HESTER to be Killed in Action.

 

DETAILS OF SOLDIER’S DEATH

Informant- 2364- EDWARDS, CQMS, 51st Battalion – ” He was shot through the stomach. Shells were dropping all around “.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED ( Details Not on Service File )

Father, Godfrey William HESTER signed receipts for the following:-

31/01/1923- Victory Medal

27/09/1921 & 31/08/1922-  Memorial Plaque/Scroll

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Bridgetown War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 153.