28/07/1915- To No. 3 Depot Battalion Company as Private
1/10/1915- To 28th Battalion 5th Reinforcements Blackboy Hill WA
6/11/1915- To Overseas Training Brigade Egypt
19/01/1916- Joined 28th Battalion Tel-el-Kebir Egypt
14/03/1916- Appointed  LANCE  CORPORAL  Ismailia Egypt
21/03/1916- Disembarked Marseilles France ex Alexandria Egypt
18/08/1916- Admitted Corps Rest Station France ( Sick ) ex 5th Australian Field Ambulance ex 1st Australian & New Zealand Rest Station
24/08/1916- Rejoined Unit in the field France ex Sickness
7/10/1916- Wounded in Action Belgium ( Shell Wound Left Thigh )
7/10/1916- Admitted 3rd Casualty Clearing Station Belgium then to Ambulance Train
16/10/1916- Evacuated/Admitted Guidford War Hospital England ex Boulogne France
30/10/1916- To No. 2 Command Depot Weymouth England ex Wounded
22/11/1916- To No. 7 Training Battalion Rollestone England
22/12/1916- Promoted ACTING  LANCE  CORPORAL  Rollestone England
3/03/1917- Qualified as Assistant Instructor at Signalling School Weymouth England
14/10/1917- Proceeded Overseas 2nd Australian Division Base Depot Havre France ex Southampton ex Rollestone England
20/10/1917- Rejoined 28th Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
20/11/1917- Appointed LANCE  CORPORAL in the field France
8/01/1918- Granted Leave Paris
20/01/1918- Rejoined Unit in the field France ex Leave
20/01/1918- Admitted 39th General Hospital Havre France ( Sick )
30/03/1918- Rejoined Battalion in the field France ex Australian Infantry Base Depot Havre ex Sickness
12/05/1918- Promoted  TEMPORARY CORPORAL in the field France
26/05/1918- Promoted  CORPORAL in the field France
10/06/1918- Wounded in Action France ( Gunshot Wound Right Thigh )
12/06/1918- Admitted 14th General Hospital Wimereux France ex 5th Australian Field Ambulance ex 61st Casualty Clearing Station
14/06/1918- Evacuated/Admitted Middlesex War Hospital Napsbury England
3/07/1918- Admitted No. 1 Australian Aux Hospital Harefield England
9/07/1918- Granted Leave England
12/07/1918- Awarded  DISTINGUISHED  CONDUCT  MEDAL
25/07/1918- Admitted 1st Eastern General Hospital Cambridge England ( Sick )
30/08/1918- Admitted 3rd Australian Aux Hospital Dartford England
5/09/1918- To No. 2 Command Depot Weymouth England
27/09/1918- Promoted  TEMPORARY  SERGEANT at Command Depot Weymouth England
1/03/1919- Detached to AIF Depots in UK Tidworth England
19/04/1919- Embarked England for Australia per ” Marathon ”
31/05/1919- Disembarked Australia
24/07/1919- Discharged from Service

 

Awarded  DISTINGUISHED  CONDUCT  MEDAL

 

Date of Recommendation  : 20 June 1918

 

 ” On night 10th/11th June 1918 at MORLANCOURT near ALBERT, this N.C.O. was in charge of the Signal Sections of the assaulting Companies.  He crossed to the objective with his Company, laying out a telephone line, and was twice wounded soon after leaving our lines.  When a part of the attack looked like being held up,  he handed his telephone to one of his Section and dashed in,  regardless of his two wounds,  and captured two prisoners, continuing on with the Company to the final objective.  He got into telephonic communication with Battalion Headquarters exactly 25 minutes after the assaulting waves jumped off from our line.  He refused to leave the objective for the B.A.P. until the situation was assured “.

 

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : 12 February 1919

 

Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette  :  Page  260,  Position  15

 

Date of London Gazette  :  3 October 1918

 

Location in London Gazette :  Page  11686,  Position  7.

 

 

Local I.D. – Bunbury Herald.