28/06/1915- Completed Medical Examination Bridgetown WA
6/07/1915- To 9th Reinforcements 10th Light Horse Regiment Blackboy Hill WA
4/10/1915- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Hororata ” bound for Egypt
28/10/1915- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
20/11/1915- Joined Composite Light Horse Regiment Heliopolis Egypt
26/11/1915- Admitted 15th General Hospital Mex Egypt ( Wound Forehead- Kick from Horse )
7/12/1915- Discharged from Hospital – Returned to Duty
8/12/1915- Admitted 21st General Hospital Ras-el-Tin ( Mumps )
9/01/1916- Transferred to No. 1 Aux Hospital Egypt
15/01/1916- Rejoined 10th Light Horse Regiment Ghezireh then to Heliopolis/Serapeum
23/05/1916- Admitted 54th Casualty Clearing Station Railhead/Serapeum ( Tonsilitis )
30/05/1916- Rejoined Regiment in the field
21/11/1916- Admitted 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance ( Influenza ) then to 26th Casualty Clearing Station
23/11/1916- Admitted 31st General Hospital Port Said  ( Inflammation of Stomach )
1/12/1916- Admitted 14th Australian General Hospital Cairo ( Gastritis )
12/12/1916- To British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital Montazah
27/12/1916- Rejoined Regiment in the field
19/04/1917- Wounded in Action GAZA ( Gunshot Wound Neck, Head and Left Side )
23/04/1917- Admitted 14th Australian General Hospital Abbassia ex 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance ex 5th MB Field Ambulance ex 54rd Welsh Casualty Clearing Station BELAH
17/05/1917- To Convalescent Depot Abbassia
24/05/1917- To 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment Moascar Egypt ex Wounded
25/07/1917- Joined 10th Light Horse Regiment Moascar
5/10/1917- Transferred to Rest Camp Port Said
13/10/1917- Rejoined 10th Light Horse Regiment ex Rest Camp
3/05/1918- Wounded in Action Palestine ( Gunshot Wound Head )
10/05/1918- Died of Wounds Received in Action ( Died at 2/4 London Field Ambulance Palestine ).

 

DETAILS OF SOLDIER’S WOUNDING & DEATH

Informant:- MILLER, Sgt Major E.A. 10th LHR – ” Christian Name Reginald: came from Bridgetown W.A. where he was an Orchardist and Teamster. Was only married two weeks before he left. During the attack on Es Salt, on 3/5/1918, a bomb burst near him injuring face and shoulders. Was sent to Receiving Station Jericho, and thence evacuated to CCS Jerusalem, but died on the way. Was buried on roadside  between Jericho and Jerusalem “.

 

Informant:- FITZMAURICE, Sergeant J- 10th Light Horse Regiment-” On night 3rd May our troop was holding up the advance of the Turks on Es Salt. We were heavily attacked 4 different times. In course of second attack  he was doing splendid work when a bomb was thrown, burst right behind where he was kneeling.  A piece of the bomb hit him  in the forehead. He was not unconscious at the time he was taken to the Ambulance by the stretcher-bearer Oakes of the 3rd Field Ambulance. I went over   to inquire about him  and found he was just leaving for Hospital in Jericho.  He was still conscious but died later in the Jericho Hospital.  He was buried alongside the Hospital just off the old Roman road with a cross with all particulars “.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

1914/15 Star – Medal No. 25821

British War Medal – No. 20850

Victory Medal – No. 20773

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 350099

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Bridgetown War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 8.