Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
3/07/1915- To 11th Battalion 10th Reinforcements Blackboy Hill WA as Private
6/11/1915- To Overseas Training Base Egypt
7/01/1916- Joined 11th Battalion ” C ” Company in the field Tel-el-Kebir Egypt
1/03/1916- Transferred 51st Battalion Serapeum Tel-el-Kebir Egypt
12/06/1916- Disembarked Marseilles France ex Alexandria Egypt
23/08/1916- Promoted LANCE CORPORAL in the field France
7/09/1916- Awarded MILITARY MEDAL
1/05/1917- Promoted CORPORAL in the field France
11/10/1917- Wounded in Action France ( Gunshot Wound Back )
13/10/1917- Admitted 11th Stationary Hospital Rouen France ex 3rd Australian Field Ambulance
15/10/1917- Admitted No. 2 Convalescent Depot Rouen France
22/10/1917- Admitted No.11 Convalescent Depot Buchy France
14/11/1917- Discharged to 4th Australian Division Base Depot Havre France ex Wounded
26/11/1917- Rejoined Unit in the field France ex Base Depot
14/01/1918- Granted Leave England
30/01/1918- Rejoined Unit in the field France ex Leave
25/04/1918- Wounded in Action France ( Severe Gunshot Wound Right Arm )
29/04/1918- Admitted 11th Stationary Hospital Rouen France ex 25th Field Ambulance ex 12th Casualty Clearing Station
1/05/1918- Evacuated/Admitted Alexandra Hospital Cosham Northamptonshire England
23/05/1918- Admitted 3rd Australian Aux Hospital Dartford England
27/05/1918- To No. 3 Command Depot Hurdcott England
1/06/1918- Awarded BAR to MILITARY MEDAL29/07/1918- To Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill England
22/08/1918- Proceeded Overseas Australian Infantry Base Depot Havre France ex Folkestone ex Longbridge Deverill England
27/08/1918- Rejoined Unit in the field France ex Base Depot
16/01/1919- To No. 1 Command Depot Sutton Veny England ex France
30/01/1919- MARRIAGE to Annie BRETT of Hoce, Parish Church Hailsham, Bride’s Father- Alfred- ( a Shepherd ).
25/02/1919- To 1st Training Brigade Sutton Veny
13/04/1919- To No. 2 Group Sutton Veny
21/06/1919- Embarked England for Australia per ” Konigin Louise ”
3/08/1919- Disembarked Fremantle
25/09/1919- Discharged from Service( Termination of Period of Enlistment).
SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED
1914/1915 Star No. 1616
British War Medal No. 5060
Victory Medal No. 5051
Bar to Military Medal.
AWARDED MILITARY MEDAL
Date of Recommendation : 20 August 1916
MILITARY MEDALS Awarded to both Pte. Levi Matthew NOAKES and Pte. Walter NOAKES – ” Near MOUQUET FARM. For gallantry and devotion to duty as stretcher-bearers. On the night of 14th/15th Aug. 1916, these brothers repeatedly bandaged and carried in wounded men under heavy shell and machine gun fire from NO MANS LAND. On 15th August through heavy shell fire they brought a serious case down to the Battalion Aid Post. Though much exhausted they volunteered again to go out in response to an urgent call to Battalion Headquarters passing through a heavy barrage and bandaging and helping wounded until completely breaking down from fatigue “.
Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. 62 : 19 April 1917
Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page 924, Position 157
Date of London Gazette Fifth Supplement No. 29827 : 16 November 1916
Location in London Gazette : Page 11145, Position 48.
BAR TO MILITARY MEDAL
Date of Recommendation : 5 May 1918
” On night 24th/25th April 1918 during a counter-attack by his Battalion on strong enemy position south of Villers-Brettoneux this N.C.O. who was in charge of his Company Stretcher Bearers did excellent work under heavy shell and machine gun fire in clearing the casualties. With utter disregard for his own personal safety he repeatedly went to the assistance of the wounded. By his untiring energy and devotion to duty he was instrumental in saving many lives “
Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. 15 : 4 February 1919
Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page 130, Position 288
Date of London Gazette Fifth Supplement No. 30897: 12 September 1918
Location in London Gazette ; Page 10758, Position 2.
The NOAKES Family were long term Farmers in the vicinity of Brunswick Junction WA.