12/06/1915- Completed Medical Examination at Bunbury WA
14/06/1915- To 4th Depot Company Blackboy Hill WA as a Private
16/10/1915- To 6th Reinforcements 28th Battalion
01/11/1915- To 11th Reinforcements 11th Battalion Blackboy Hill
02/11/1915- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Ulysses ” bound for Egypt
26/11/1915- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
29/03/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
05/04/1916- Disembarked Marseilles France
22/07/1916- Wounded in Action France ( Foot Contusions )
24/07/1916- Admitted No. 1 Stationary Hospital Rouen Franceex 1/1 S.M. CCS
26/07/1916- Transferred to Convalescent Depot Rouen France
06/08/1916- To 1st Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Wounded
25/08/1916- Rejoined Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
29/05/1917- Admitted 2nd Australian Aux Hospital Southall, England ( Ingrowing Toenails ) – whilst on Leave
03/08/1917- Proceeded Overseas FranceĀ  ex Southall ex Injury
06/08/1917- Rejoined Unit in the field France ex Base Depot
18/09/1917- Appointed Lance Corporal in the field France
31/10/1917- Awarded MILITARY MEDAL in the field France
04/05/1918- Promoted to Sanitary Corporal in the field France
02/06/1918- Admitted 55th General Hospital France( Cellulitis Right Knee ) ex 3rd Australian Field Ambulance ex 18th Casualty Clearing Station
12/06/1918- Evacuated/Admitted Military Hospital Exeter England
09/07/1918- Transferred to 1st Australian Aux Hospital Harefield England
12/07/1918- Granted Leave England
26/07/1918- Admitted 2nd Western General Hospital Manchester( Cellulitis Right Knee )
02/09/1918- Added to Supernumary List at Admin Headquarters London
19/11/1918- Granted Leave England
03/12/1918- To No.4 Command Depot Hurdcott England ex Leave
13/12/1918- Embarked England aboard ” Aeneas ” for Return to Australia ( Knee Injury )
27/01/1919- Disembarked Fremantle WA ex England
08/04/1919- Discharged from Service ( Medically Unfit ).


1914/15 Star – Medal No. 1339

British War Medal – No. 7413

Victory Medal – No. 7385




Date of Recommendation – 06/10/1917.

” During the operations East of YPRES between 20th and 21st September, 1917, L/Cpl NAWELL and Pte. FOULKES acted as Runners for their Battalion , and when no means of communication were available, carried important messages through barrage fire between Battalion Headquarters and the front line. Their work required great skill, pluck and grit. They performed this work in a highly satisfactory and commendable manner and by their gallantry and devotion to duty, contributed largely to the success of the operations”.

-Commonwealth of Australia Gazette- 02/05/1918, Page 1037, Position 88

-London Gazette- 117/12/1917- Page 13199, Position 80.