19/07/1915- Completed Medical Examination Bunbury WA
26/07/1915- To 17 Depot Blackboy Hill WA as Private
1/08/1915- Allotted to 9th Reinforcements 16th Battalion Blackboy Hill
5/10/1915- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Hororata ” bound for Egypt
28/10/1915- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
8/01/1916- Taken on Strength 16th Battalion Ismailia Egypt
3/03/1916- Transferred to 48th Battalion Tel-el-Kebir Egypt
2/06/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
9/06/1916- Disembarked Marseilles
6/08/1916- Wounded in Action France ( Severe shell wounds to both thighs )
8/08/1916- Admitted 2nd Australian General Hospital Wimereux France
10/08/1916- Evacuated/Admitted Middlesex War Hospital Napsbury, St Albans England ex Boulogne France
10/10/1916- Discharged from Hospital and Granted Leave
25/10/1916- To No. 1 Command Depot Perham Downs ex Leave
27/10/1916- To No. 4 Command Depot Wareham
7/04/1917- Transferred 70th Battalion Wareham
29/04/1917- Proceeded Overseas 4th Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Folkestone ex Wareham
3/05/1917- Taken on Strength 48th Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
8/06/1917- Wounded in Action France ( Gunshot Wound Foot )
10/06/1917- Admitted 6th General Hospital Rouen France ex 11th Casualty Clearing Station
15/06/1917- Evacuated/Admitted Military Hospital Richmond England ex France
25/07/1917- Discharged from Hospital & Granted Leave
9/08/1917- To No. 1 Command Depot Perham Downs ex Leave
19/09/1917- Admitted 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital Bulford England ( Sickness )
6/10/1917- Discharged to Convalescent Training Centre Parkhouse England
8/11/1917- To No. 3 Command Depot Hurdcott England
23/11/1917- To No. 1 Command Depot Sutton Veny England
4/12/1917- To Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill England
27/12/1917- Proceeded Overseas Australian Infantry Base Depot Havre France ex Southampton ex Longbridge Deverill
2/01/1918- Rejoined 48th Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
3/05/1918- Killed in Action France.

REPORT OF SOLDIER’S DEATH

Informant – ” BLACK, Pte A, 2862- 48th Battalion- Killed instantly by shell fire at Villers – Brettoneux on May 3rd, 1918 and buried near the railway lineĀ  at Villers-Brettoneux Cemetery. Grave marked by a Cross”.

 

RECOMMENDATION FOR BRAVERY AWARD ( NOT CONFIRMED – WHY? )

Date of Recommendation by Lieut-Colonel R.L. LEANE, D.S.O and M.C.-13th June 1917 – ” At MESSINES on June 8th 1917. For Conspicuous Courage and Devotion to Duty. He cheerfully carried out any order given regardless of danger and assisted to bring in the wounded from exposed positions “.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

1914/15 Star – Medal No. 13443

British War Medal – No. 23244

Victory Medal – No. 23075

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 345237.

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTION

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 147.