PREVIOUS SERVICE – 3 years W. A. I. R
15/08/1914- Completed Medical Examination Bunbury WA
18/08/1914-Joined 11th Battalion 3rd Brigade Infantry
2/03/1915-Embarked Alexandria Egypt with Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces bound for Gallipoli Peninsula
10/05/1915-Admitted Hospital ( Sick )
17/06/1915- Admitted Reception Hospital, Mustapha
26/05/1915-Admitted Convalescent Camp Mustapha ( Rheumatism )
26/06/1915-Discharged to Duty ex Hospital
1/07/1915-Rejoined 11th Battalion in the field  Gallipoli
11/07/1915-Wounded in Action Anzac, Gallipoli ( Severe Gunshot Wound left hand ) To 1st Australian Stationary Hospital Lemnos ex. 1st Casualty Clearing Station ex Hospital Ship
19/07/1915- Transferred Base Camp Mudros
22/07/1915-Evacuated/Admitted 15/17 General Hospitals Alexandria 6/08/1915- Admitted Tanta Government Hospital then transferred Mustapha Convalescent Depot
27/08/1915-Discharged to Duty with 11th  Battalion
16/10/1915-Admitted 19th then 17th General Hospitals Alexandria ( Heat Stroke/Fever )
25/10/1915-Rejoined 11th Battalion Overseas Base Mustapha, Egypt
16/12/1915-To Overseas Base Ghezireh, Egypt
20/01/1916-Rejoined 11th Battalion Tel-El-Kebir, Egypt
1/03/1916-Promoted Lance Corporal Serapeum, Egypt
20/03/1916- Embarked Alexandria Egypt with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
5/04/1916-Disembarked Marseilles ex. Alexandria
3/07/1916-Wounded in Action France ( Gunshot Wound Right Thigh ) ex 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, ex 1st F.A.D.R.S.  ex. 1st Australian  Casualty Clearing Station
6/07/1916-Returned to 11 Battalion in the field, France
17/07/1916- Reverts to ranks at own request
19/07/1916-Attached to 3rd Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery
ex 11th Battalion
15/01/1917-Promoted Corporal in the field France
27/04/1917-Admitted 2nd Australian Field Ambulance ( Synovitis Left Knee )
3/05/1917-Rejoined 3rd Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery  ex. Field Ambulance ex 5th D.R.S.
2/07/1917-AWARDED DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
8/11/1917-Granted Leave England
18/02/1918-Detached to 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade School
3/04/1918-Rejoined 3rd Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery from detachment to Brigade School
3/07/1918-Wounded in Action France ( Gunshot Wound Hip ) ex. 3 Australian Field Ambulance-rejoined unit same day after treatment
20/09/1918-Promoted Temporary Sergeant in the field France
13/10/1918-To Parkhouse, England re. Aust 1914 Special Leave ex. Southampton ex. Havre
23/10/1918-Embarked England for Australia per *Port Lyttleton*
13/12/1918-Disembarked Australia
17/02/1919-Discharged from Service ( Termination of Period of Enlistment ).

 

Service Medals Awarded

1914/15 Star – No. 1619

British War Medal – No. 770

Victory Medal – No. 769

Distinguished Conduct Medal

 

DISTINGUISHED  CONDUCT  MEDAL

Date  of  Recommendation :  14 May 1917

( Signed by Lt. General W.R. BIRDWOOD ).

 

‘ At BULLECOURT, FRANCE 6th May 1917 for conspicuous gallantry  and devotion to duty.  Early on the morning of Sunday 6th May , the enemy made a strong counter-attack on the Brigade Sector in the HINDENBURG LINE, advancing rapidly along O. C. 1 .  NORTH, who was in charge of a Stokes Mortar in O. C. 1 , brought his gun into action , and with great courage , coolness and determination, fought his gun until the enemy reached within 10 yards of him.  Assisted by part of his crew , he then bombed the enemy  and at the same time ordered the remainder of the crew to take the gun back to reserve.  By his courage and presence of mind , both the crew and gun were saved.  The example set by this N. C. O. had an excellent effect on the men of his crew “.

 

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : 20 December 1917 ( No. 219 )

Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page  3375,  Position  14

Date of London Gazette : 16 August 1917 ( Fourth Supplement No. 30234 of 14 August, 1917 ).

Location in London Gazette : Page  8413,  Position  1.