28/04/1915- Completed Medical Examination Perth WA
10/05/1915- Allotted to 7th Reinforcements 11th Battalion Blackboy Hill WA as Private
25/06/1915- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Karoola ” bound for Egypt
19/07/1915- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
31/07/1915- Embarked Alexandria with Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces bound for Gallipoli Peninsula
4/08/1915- Taken on Strength with 11th Battalion in the field Gallipoli
16/08/1915- Wounded in Action Gallipoli ( Shrapnel Wound Right Thigh )
16/08/1915- Admitted 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station Gallipoli then transferred by Hospital Ship to Mudros
21/08/1915- Evacuated/Admitted St. Elmo Hospital Valletta Malta
31/08/1915- Transferred Ghain Tuffeka Malta
16/09/1915- Evacuated/Admitted Eastleigh Hospital England
*** There are no details on Soldier’s service file of any further movement until entry for 22/02/1916**
22/02/1916- To 22 Draft Battalion Monte Video Camp Weymouth England
5/03/1916- Disembarked Alexandria ex England to Overseas Training Base Ghezireh Egypt
10/03/1916- Rejoined 11th Battalion in the field Serapeum Egypt
29/03/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
5/04/1916- Disembarked Marseilles
30-31/05/1916- Recommended for Award of MILITARY MEDAL
5/12/1916- Appointed Lance Corporal in the field France
10/03/1917- Admitted 1st Division Receiving Station France ( Influenza )
27/03/1917- Rejoined 11th Battalion in the field France ex Sickness
30/04/1917- Reverts to Private at Own Request
23/07/1917- Promoted CORPORAL in the field France
17/08/1917- Wounded in Action France ( Bomb Wound Head )
17/08/1917- Admitted 53rd Casualty Clearing Station France ex 2nd Australian Field Ambulance
18/08/1917- Died of Wounds Received in Action France ( Died at 53rd Casualty Clearing Station ).

 

RECOMMENDATION FOR AWARD OF MILITARY MEDAL – ( Not Awarded – WHY? )

Recommended for Award by Brigadier-General SINCLAIR- MacLAGAN, AIF Commander 3rd Infantry-  ” For conspicuous gallantry. During a fierce bombardment of the front line defences  by night he conveyed messages  across the open ( the communication trenches  having been rendered useless ) to and from the Commanding Officer whilst the telephonic communication was interrupted. In doing so he had to pass through shell and machine gun fire “.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

1914/15 Star – Medal No. 5363

British War Medal – No. 14953

Victory Medal – No. 14893

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 329379.

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Donnybrook War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 63.