29/04/1917- Signed Attestation Form & Completed Preliminary Medical Examination Bunbury WA
11/06/1917- To D3 Depot Battalion as Private
16/06/1917-To 2nd Pioneers 12th Reinforcements Blackboy Hill WA
27/12/1917-To Pioneer Training Battalion Sutton Veny England
2/01/1918-Transferred 32nd Battalion Details Sutton Veny then to 15th Training Battalion Codford England
1/04/1918-Proceeded Overseas 4th Medical Board Base Depot Calais France to Reinforce 48th Battalion ex Dover
16/04/1918-Joined 48th Battalion in the field France
3/05/1918-Wounded in Action France ( Shell Wound Abdomen )ex. 12th Australian  Field Ambulance ex. 61st Casualty Clearing Station
19/05/1918-DIED OF WOUNDS Received in Action Vignacourt France ( Died at 61st Casualty Clearing Station )

SOLDIERS PAY BOOK NUMBER – 801087

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

British War Medal – No. 58652

Victory Medal – No. 57612

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 345398

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Bunbury War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 146.

 

AUTHOR NOTE:-

Unfortunately, Soldier’s wife Elizabeth passed away at a young age, leaving the 2 children to be cared for by their Grandparents in Balingup, WA.¬† Their Grandfather wrote to the Army on 10/08/1921 from ” Glendale “, Balingup, stating that he was caring for the Soldiers 2 Sons – Douglas Guy, aged 7 years & 8 months and Thomas Arnold, aged 6 years and 3 months.¬† We trust the boys led fruitful lives, despite the tragic loss of their father at the Front.