Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
25/03/1916- Completed Application to Enlist & Preliminary Medical Examination Bunbury WA
3/04/1916- To 58 Depot Blackboy Hill WA as Private
16/04/1916- Allotted to 20th Reinforcements 16th Battalion Blackboy Hill
12/07/1916- Appointed Lance Corporal
10/10/1916- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Suffolk ” bound for England
2/12/1916- Disembarked Plymouth ex Australia to 4th Training Battalion Codford & Appointed Lance Corporal
21/12/1916- Proceeded Overseas 4th Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Folkestone & Reverts to Rank Private
2/01/1917- Taken on Strength 16th Battalion in the field France
11/04/1917- Reported Missing in Action France- Later confirmed to have been Captured at Reincourt ( Bullecourt ) and Taken as Prisoner of War – Confirmed by German List dated 23/06/1917 to be held as POW at Limburg Camp Germany
4/01/1919- Repatriated Prisoner of War arrived Hull, UK
7/01/1919- Granted Leave England
12/02/1919- To No.2 Command Depot Weymouth ex Perham Downs
3/03/1919- Embarked Portland England aboard ” Euripides ” for Return to Australia
19/03/1919- Admitted to Ships Hospital at Sea ( Septic Leg )
22/03/1919- Discharged from Ships Hospital
21/04/1919- Disembarked Fremantle WA
27/05/1919- Discharged from Service ( Termination of Period of Enlistment ).
EXTRACT FROM LETTER WRITTEN WHEN PRISONER OF WAR
Date of Letter – 18/02/1918- ” Interred Gustrow. I am receiving my parcels all right. I have not had a letter from my Mother for 12 months., would you mind writing to her. I am in good health as are all the Australian boys here. “.
SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED
British War Medal – No. 14631
Victory Medal – No. 14344.