3/04/1915- Completed Medical Examination Busselton WA
4/05/1915-  To 1st Reinforcements 28th Battalion Blackboy Hill WA as Private
5/06/1915- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Geelong ” bound for Egypt
28/06/1915- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
18/08/1915- To ” C ” Company 28th Battalion in the field Egypt
4/09/1915- Embarked Alexandria with Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces bound for Gallipoli Peninsula
10/01/1916- Disembarked Alexandria ex Mudros ex Gallipoli
16/03/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
21/03/1916- Disembarked Marseilles
29/07/1916- Reported Missing in Action Pozieres France
4/01/1917- Court of Enquiry found soldier to have been Killed in Action Pozieres France.

DETAILS OF SOLDIER’S DEATH

Informant – FARMER, B.H , 422, 11th Platoon, ” C ” Company, 28th Battalion – ” Height 5 feet 7 inches, fair,about 20. Single. Came from Western Australia.  He went over midnight of 28/07/1916 and about 1.00a.m. on 29/07/1916 he was hit by Machine Gun Bullet in the left forearm at Pozieres. I bound his arm up, stuck his rifle in ground  and put his puttees on his rifle so that he could be found. I had to go on, about an hour later I returned – I did not see the rifle or RAITT. Did not see him again. On enquiry at AIF Records  I was informed he was posted as Missing. For 4 days after the stunt, 20 of us were bringing in the wounded. I went over the ground where I left RAITT and could not find him. It is reasonable to presume he was covered over, or blown to pieces by shell fire. He was nearly done from loss of blood when I bound up his arm. He was my chum “.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

1914/15 Star – Medal Number 23518

British War Medal – No. 14195

Victory Medal – No. 14138

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – 314073

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Busselton War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 114

Villers-Brettoneux Memorial France.

 

BROTHERS SERVICE DETAILS

RAITT, Pte. Allan – 5186- 16th Battalion.