Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
14/09/1914- Completed Medical Examination Blackboy Hill Camp WA
6/10/1914- Joined 12th Battalion as Private
2/11/1914- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Medic ” bound for Egypt
26/11/1914- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
2/03/1915- Disembarked Alexandria with Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces bound for Gallipoli Peninsula
5/08/1915- Admitted 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station Anzac Gallipoli ( Diarrhoea/Dysentery )
then transferred to Mudros by Hospital Ship
13/08/1915- Evacuated/Admitted No. 1 General Hospital Heliopolis Egypt ex Mudros
14/08/1915- To No. 1 Aux Hospital Luna Park Egypt
18/01/1916- Admitted O.S.B. Giza Egypt
28/01/1916- Transferred to Overseas Training Base Ghezireh Egypt
28/08/1916- Transferred to YMCA Kantara Egypt ex Ayan Musa
1/01/1917- To Australian Headquarters Cairo and attached to YMCA
7/07/1917- To Australian Training Centre Details Camp Moascar Egypt
30/08/1917- Proceeded Overseas Southampton England ex Alexandria to No. 1 Command Depot Perham Downs England
11/11/1917- Proceeded Overseas 1st Australian Division Base Depot Havre France ex Sandhills Camp Longbridge Deverill ex Southampton
20/11/1917- Rejoined 12th Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
3/06/1918- Killed in Action Strazeele Hill, France.
REPORTS OF SOLDIER’S DEATH
Informant – 893- COURTNEY, Pte. E.W. – 12th Battalion – ” I saw him killed by shellfire in the night at Strazeele where we were in support of the 11th Battalion. He was a Stretcher Bearer and was blown to pieces by one of our own 18 pounders landing into their shell hole; he got the most of it. I met him first in Camp at Blackboy Hill and was on the Peninsula with him. He was an original man from the West; an Englishman and one of the best; was engaged to a girl in England and was to have been married in June. I know he was buried at Borre but never saw his grave “.
Informant – MARSHALL, J – ” Re No. 958 Pte. George POUT, 12th Battalion AIF. He was our stretcher bearer and was killed on the night of the Third of June when we captured Strazeele Hill. The next night , another chap and I carried his body to the Aid Post and all the dead men were taken from there- about 8 miles behind the line and buried in Borre Cemetery. I saw his grave when we came out of the line. He was a well built chap standing about 5 feet 10. Rather fair, and born in England. He was the best-liked chap in our Company, and game as a Lion “.
HONOURS & AWARDS RECOMMENDATION
Recommended for action at Meteren France on 23/24 April 1918.
( Unfortunately the recommendation document on the Australian War Memorial website is impossible to read ).
SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED
1914/15 Star – Medal No. 6136
British War Medal – No. 4464
Victory Medal – No. 4463
Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 346294.
Bridgetown War Memorial WA
Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 67.