14/01/1916- Completed Application for Enlistment & Medical Examination Perth WA
26/01/1916- To 47 Depot Company as Private
03/03/1916- To ” A ” Company No.7 Depot Battalion WA
13/03/1916- To 16th Reinforcements 16th Battalion Bunbury WA
31/03/1916- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Shropshire” bound for Egypt
24/04/1916- Disembarked Alexandria Egypt to 4th Training Battalion Egypt
07/06/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
14/06/1916- Disembarked Marseilles to 4th Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France
06/01/1917- Taken on Strength 16th Battalion Etaples France
17/04/1917- Reported Missing in Action France
30/06/1917- Received Prisoner of War Report- Captured at Reincourt France & Interred at Gefangenenlager Limburg Germany
11/08/1917- Confirmation- being held at Freidrichafeld Camp Germany
05/11/1918- Letter from Red Cross London- Extract from Post Card dated 04/08/1918- ” I and my companion here are in the best of health at present and receiving our parcels regularly “
11/01/1919- Repatriated Prisoner of War arrived Ripon England
13/01/1919- Granted Leave England
19/04/1919- Embarked England aboard ” Marathon ” for Return to Australia
31/05/1919- Disembarked Fremantle WA
16/07/1919- Discharged from Service ( Termination of Period of Enlistment ).



British War Medal – No. 9580

Victory Medal – No. 9513



Australian Prisoners of War Memorial – Ballarat, Victoria.



RAITT, Pte. Ernest William – 1580- 28th Battalion- Killed In Action, 29 July, 1916.