17/09/1914-Joined 11th Battalion 3rd Infantry Brigade Blackboy Hill WA as Private
02/11/1914- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Ascanius ” bound for Egypt
26/11/1914- Disembarked Alexandria Egypt ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
02/03/1915- Embarked Alexandria with Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces bound for Gallipoli Peninsular
19/08/1915-Admitted 1st Casualty Clearing Station Gallipoli ( Heart Trouble ) ex. 2 Aust Field Ambulance , then transferred by Hospital Ship to Mudros
25/08/1915-Evacuated/Admitted Reception Hospital Mustapha Egypt then transferred to 2nd Aust General Hospital Ghezireh ( Cardiac Strain ).
4/11/1915-Embarked Suez for Australia per *Karoola*
4/12/1915-Disembarked Fremantle ( Influenza/Typhoid ) ex Egypt
26/04/1916- Discharged to Duty Blackboy Hill Camp ex Hospital
18/05/1916- Admitted No. 8 Australian General Hospital Fremantle WA
22/05/1916- Medical Board Repot Completed- found to be Medically Unfit for Active Service
27/05/1916-Discharged from Service ( Medically Unfit )

 Service Number 3706

15/09/1916-Re-Attested & Joined 51st Battalion 10th Reinforcements Blackboy Hill WA as Private
02/10/1916- To 86 Depot Company Blackboy Hill
09/10/1916- To 23rd Reinforcements 16th Battalion
16/10/1916- To 22nd Reinforcements 16th Battalion
08/11/1916- To 23rd Reinforcements 16thn Battalion
08/12/1916- To 22nd Depot Company
17/02/1917- To 10th Reinforcements 51st Battalion Blackboy Hill as Private
29/06/1917-Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Borda’ bound for England
25/08/1917- Disembarked Plymouth ex Australia
26/08/1917-To 13th Training Battalion Codford England
12/12/1917- Proceeded Overseas 3rd Australian Division Base Depot Rouelles France ex. Southampton ex. Codford
18/12/1917- Taken on Strength 44th Battalion in the field France
4/07/1918-Wounded in Action France ( Severe Gunshot Wound Right Knee )
06/07/1918- Admitted  6th General Hospital Rouen ex. 4 Aust Field Ambulance ex. 47 Casualty Clearing Station
11/07/1918-Evacuated/Admitted 5th Southern General Hospital Brighton Portsmouth England ex France
30/09/1918-Transferred 3rd Australian Aux Hospital Dartford Harefield
2/10/1918-To No. 2 Command Depot Weymouth England ( Littlemoor Camp )
9/12/1918-Embarked England for Australia per *Argyllshire*
19/01/1919-Disembarked Fremantle WA, Australia
1/03/1919-Discharged from Service ( Medically Unfit ).


1914/15 Star – Medal No. 1683

British War Medal – No. 817

Victory Medal – No. 816.



***** Thanks to Pat RODGERS of Springhill for this photo of Charles William James READING.