7/01/1916- Completed Application for Enlistment& Preliminary Medical Examination Greenbushes WA
13/01/1916- To 43 Depot Blackboy Hill WA as Private
3/03/1916- To ” A ” Company No. 7 Depot Battalion Blackboy Hill
13/03/1916- Allocated 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
20/05/1916- Transferred to 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 ex 4th Australian Division Base Depot France
6/08/1916- Wounded in Action Pozieres France ( Shell Shock )
12/08/1916- Now reported Killed in Action, Pozieres, France.

REPORTS ON SOLDIERS DEATH

Informant – CONNOLLY, CPL. F.W. 4775, ” B ” Company 48th Battalion AIF – ” He was killed by my side on an outpost at Pozieres on August 12th. A  shell blew him up and killed him outright. I was wounded by the same shell and left for the D/S. I saw his dead body lying there when I left. He belonged to VIII Pl. B.Coy. I knew him quite well, and was Corporal of his Section. He came from Greenbushes, Western Australia, where I knew him “.

 

Other eye-witnesses were- SYMONDS, CPL. Jack- 48  and WOODS, Pte. William – 391 – both from 48th Battalion ” B ” Company VIII Platoon – ” They were both wounded  by the same shell that killed Pte. MILLMAN on August 12th near the Windmill at Pozieres. The three of them were together out in the open, in a bit of an advanced post, at dusk, when it happened “.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

British War Medal – No. 34497

Victory Medal – No. 34854

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 324066.

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Greenbushes War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 146.

Villers-Brettoneux Memorial France.