28/12/1915- Completed Application for Enlistment & Preliminary Medical Examination Bunbury WA
6/01/1916- Completed Medical Examination & Allotted to 41 Depot Blackboy Hill WA as Private
23/03/1916- To 16th Reinforcements 16th Battalion Bunbury WA
31/03/1916- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Shropshire ” bound for Egypt
24/04/1916- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to 4th Training Battalion Egypt
1/05/1916- Admitted Hospital Tel-el-Kebir  Egypt ( Measles )
20/05/1916- Transferred 48th Battalion Egypt
7/06/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
14/06/1916- Disembarked Marseilles
21/07/1916- Taken on Strength 48th Battalion in the field France ex 4th Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France
8/08/1916- Reported Missing in Action France
4/05/1917- Court of Enquiry found soldier to have been Killed in Action Pozieres France.

REPORT OF SOLDIER’S DEATH

Informant – MENZIES, D, Pte- 4661- ” A ” Company 48th Battalion –¬† ” I saw him killed near the Windmill at Pozieres on August 7th, by a shell. Three of us were together in a shell hole. The third man was wounded; I escaped; LANG was killed. The body was left in the shell hole. He belonged to IIIPlatoon ” A ” Company, and hadn’t long joined us as a Reinforcement “.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

British War Medal – No. 34492

Victory Medal – No. 34249

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 324026.

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Donnybrook War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 146

Inscription Villers-Brettoneux Memorial France.