10/06/1915- Completed Medical Examination Busselton WA
14/06/1915- Allocated 2nd Reinforcements 28th Battalion Blackboy Hill WA as Private
23/07/1915- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Demosthenes ” bound for Egypt
14/08/1915- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
10/01/1916- Joined 28th Battalion Tel-el-Kebir Egypt
16/03/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
21/03/1916- Disembarked Marseilles France
19/06/1916- Appointed Temporary Lance Corporal in the field France
29/07/1916- Wounded in Action France ( Gunshot Wounds Back, Shoulder & Legs )
30/07/1916- Admitted St. Johns Hospital Etaples France ex No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station ex 1st Anzac Receiving Station ex 7th Australian Field Ambulance
3/08/1916- Evacuated/Admitted 2nd Western General Hospital Manchester England ex Calais France
21/09/1916- Discharged to No. 1 Command Depot Perham Downs
4/12/1916- Proceeded Overseas 2nd Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Folkestone ex Perham Downs
18/01/1917- Rejoined Unit in the field France ex Base Depot
24/02/1917- Promoted Corporal in the field France
19/03/1917- Promoted Temporary Sergeant in the field France
21/03/1917- Admitted Hospital France ( Influenza )
4/04/1917- Transferred/Admitted No. 32 Stationary Hospital Wimereux France ex 6th Australian Field Ambulance ex 2nd Division Receiving Station ex 1/1 CSM Casualty Clearing Station ex Ambulance Train
12/04/1917- Evacuated/Admitted V.A.D Tanketon England
9/05/1917- Transfer/Admittance Shorncliffe Military Hospital England ( Trench Fever )
14/05/1917- Transferred to 3rd Australian Aux Hospital Dartford England
16/05/1917- Granted Leave England
31/05/1917- To No. 1 Command Depot Perham Downs
14/06/1917- Proceeded Overseas 2nd Australian Division Base Depot Havre France ex Southampton ex Perham Downs
3/07/1917- Rejoined Unit in the field France ex Base Depot
3/08/1917- Confirmed as Temporary Sergeant in the field France
27/09/1917- Promoted Sergeant in the field France
4/10/1917- Wounded in Action Westhoek Ridge, Belgium ( Shrapnel Wounds to Neck & Back )
4/10/1917- Admitted 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station ex 3rd Australian Field Ambulance
4/10/1917- Died of Wounds Received in Action Belgium ( Died at 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station ).

REPORT OF SOLDIER’S DEATH

Informant – RAFFERTY, Cpl. T, 5076 – ” C ” Company, 28th Battalion AIF – ” He was in charge of a carrying party at Anzac House, near Zonnebeke on 4th October, when he was wounded by a shell, dropped on a track, and was ran over by a runaway team. I saw him hit, saw him run over and saw him lying there. I came past soon afterwards and he was gone. We heard later that he had Died of Wounds in a Hospital. 

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

1914/15 Star – Medal No. 22823

British War Medal – No. 16877

Victory Medal – No. 16811

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 332377.

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Busselton War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 113.