Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
28/02/1915- Completed & Signed Application for Enlistment Kalgoorlie WA
29/05/1915-Appointed SERGEANT 28th Battalion 1st Reinforcements Blackboy Hill Camp WA
05/06/1915- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard “Geelong” bound for Egypt
28/06/1915- Disembarked Alexandria to Overseas Training Base
18/08/1915-To “D” Company 28th Battalion- Reverts to Private
4/09/1915-Embarked Alexandria aboard the “Ivernia” with Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces bound for Gallipoli Peninsula
22/09/1915-Appointed LANCE CORPORAL Anzac Gallipoli
23/09/1915-Promoted LANCE SERGEANT in the field Gallipoli
25/11/1915-Promoted SERGEANT in the field Gallipoli
10/01/1916-Disembarked Alexandria ex Mudros ex Gallipoli
16/03/1916-Qualified 1st Class Instructor Machine Gun Course Zeitoun Egypt
21/03/1916-Disembarked Marseilles France ex Alexandria
16/08/1916-Promoted SECOND LIEUTENANT in the field France
23/10/1916-Admitted 7th Stationary Hospital Boulogne France ( NYD ) ex 10 Casualty Clearing Station ex Ambulance Train
04/11/1916-Awarded DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL Pozieres France
26/11/1916-Discharged from 39 General Hospital Havre France to Base Depot
16/12/1916-Rejoined Unit in the field France ex Base Depot ex Hospital
31/12/1916-Promoted LIEUTENANT in the field France
11/01/1917- Medical Board Report London- Has had a cold for at least a fortnight and unable to sleep. Has not been off duty.
30/01/1917-Admitted 14th General Hospital Wimereux France ( Colitis/Dysentery )
4/02/1917-Evacuated/Admitted 3rd London General Hospital Wandsworth England
15/03/1917- Medical Board Report- Dysentery confirmed
2/04/1917-Discharged to Perham Downs England
9/04/1917-Proceeded Overseas 2nd Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Tidworth England
2/05/1917-Rejoined Unit in the field France
30/08/1917-Appointed 28th Battalion Lewis Gun Officer in the field France
1/10/1917-To 7th Training Battalion Rollestone England then to 6th Training Battalion
25/04/1918-To 5th Training Battalion England
28/06/1918-Proceeded Overseas Australian Infantry Base Depot Havre France ex Southampton
4/07/1918-Rejoined Unit in the field France
26/07/1918-Appointed TEMPORARY CAPTAIN whilst Commanding Company in the field France
9/08/1918-Wounded in Action France ( Shell Wound Feet & Legs ) ex 7th Australian Field Ambulance
9/08/1918-DIED OF WOUNDS Received in Action France.
SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED
1914/1915 Star- Medal No. 23169
British War Medal – No. 14191
Victory Medal – No. 14134
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 358140.
Capel War Memorial WA
Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 113.
DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
Date of Recommendation : 16 August 1916
” During the attack on POZIERES RIDGE on 4th/5th August 1916 , being told off to reinforce the front line he stayed there for 36 hours under very heavy artillery fire, and when his Officer was wounded, assumed Command and performed excellent work. He held on when he had only 2 men per gun left, and while there, was successful in capturing 14 prisoners in front of most advanced captured positions “.
Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. 184 : 14 December 1916
Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page 3389, Position : 1
Date of London Gazette First Supplement No. 29765 : 26 September 1916
Location in London Gazette : Page 9446, Position 5.