6/04/1916- Completed Medical Examination Bridgetown WA
18/04/1916- Completed Medical Examination Blackboy Hill Camp WA then to 64 Depot as Private
5/08/1916- To 6th Reinforcements 51st Battalion
22/07/1916- To 5th Reinforcements 51st Battalion Blackboy Hill
20/09/1916- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Uganda ” bound for England
16/11/1916- Disembarked Plymouth England ex Australia to Training Base England
12/12/1916- Proceeded Overseas 4th Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Folkestone
19/12/1916- Joined 51st Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
4/01/1917- Admitted 10th General Hospital Rouen France ( DAH ) ex NZ Staionary Hospital Amiens France ex 4th Australian Field Ambulance ex Ambulance Train
20/01/1917- Evacuated/Admitted 3rd London General Hospital Wandsworth England ex Havre
20/02/1917- Transferred to No. 3 Aux Hospital Dartford England ( Trench Feet )
23/02/1917- Discharged to No. 1 Command Depot Perham Downs
9/04/1917- To No. 4 Command Depot Hurdcott
10/05/1917- To No. 1 Command Depot Perham Downs
10/06/1917- Proceeded Overseas 4th Australian Division Base Depot Havre France ex Southampton
2/07/1917- Rejoined 51st Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
26/09/1917- Killed in Action Belgium ( Zonnebeke Ridge ).

 

REPORTS OF SOLDIER’S DEATH

Informant -3416- McGHIE, A.R. MM, 51st Battalion ” D ” Company” I am a stretcher bearer and was with NASH when he died. He had been hit by a shell and lived only a few minutes. He told me he was hit all over and he was bleeding very profusely. We carried him about 20 yards when he died. This was at the hop over at Zonnebeke Ridge, we had to leave him then¬† to attend to other cases. I do not know anything later of him “.

 

Informant – 244- GILLETT, A – 51st Battalion – ” He was a stretcher bearer and I saw him killed outright by a shell just at the hop over about 10 to 6 in the morning. He was buried on Anzac Farm, came from W.A.¬† Big , burly chap, fine fellow- A cobber of mine “.

 

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

British War Medal – No. 48095

Victory Medal – No. 47529

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 334342

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Bridgetown War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 153

Menin Gate Memorial Ieper Belgium.