01/04/1916- To No.  22 Depot Company Blackboy Hill Camp WA as Private
01/05/1916- To 18th Reinforcements 11th Battalion Blackboy Hill WA
15/07/1916- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Ajana ” bound for England
01/09/1916- Disembarked Plymouth England to 3rd Training Battalion
23/09/1916- Taken on Strength 44th Battalion as Lance Corporal England
25/11/1916- Proceeded Overseas France ex Southampton
06/02/1917- Admitted 25th General Hospital Etaples France ( Scabies ) ex Ambulance Train
04/03/1917- Transferred to No. 7 Convalescent Depot Hardelot France
16/03/1917- Rejoined Unit France ex 3rd Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France
11/10/1917- Wounded in Action France( Shell Wound Fractured Jaw & Injured Neck & Hand )
12/10/1917- Admitted 3rd Canadian General Hospital Etaples ex 3rd Australian Field Anbulance
17/10/1917- Evacuated/Admitted 2/1 General Hospital Dudley Road Birmingham England
22/10/1917- Transferred to 1st Australian Aux Hospital Harefield England
30/10/1917- Transferred to Queens Hospital Sidcop England
23/02/1918- Transferred to 1st Australian Aux Hospital Harefield
28/02/1918- Granted Leave England
06/03/1918- MARRIAGE- To Ada BECKER at Registry Office Dartford England
14/03/1918- To No. 2 Command Depot Weymouth England
02/05/1918- To No. 4 Command Depot Hurdcott England
27/06/1918- To Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill England
24/07/1918- Proceeded Overseas Australian Infantry Base Depot Rouelles France ex Folkestone ex Longbridge Deverill
29/07/1918- Rejoined Battalion France ex Base Depot
07/09/1918- Wounded in Action France – Remained at Duty ( Treated by 9th Australian Field Ambulance
21/02/1919- Granted Leave England
29/04/1919- To No. 3 Group Codford England ex France
18/05/1919- Admitted 3rd Australian Aux Hospital Dartford England ( Sick )
26/07/1919- Embarked England aboard ” Demosthenes ” for Return to Australia
07/09/1919- Disembarked Fremantle WA
22/10/1919- Discharged from Service ( Termination of Period of Enlistment ).


British War Medal – No. 12227

Victory Medal – No. 12277.



KERN, Pte. Edward Henry- 6534, 16th Battalion.

KERN, Pte. Ernest Stanley- 7499- 16th Battalion/44th Battalion.