6/03/1916- To 55 Depot Company as Private
14/03/1916- To 28th Battalion 11th Reinforcements
18/05/1916- Disembarked Marseilles France ex Alexandria Egypt
2/08/1916- Joined Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
4/08/1916- Wounded in Action France ( Severe Gunshot Wound Left Hand Right Leg )
7/08/1916- Admitted 8th Stationary Hospital Wimereux France ex 4th Australian Field Ambulance ex 3rd Casualty Clearing Station
10/08/1916- Evacuated/Admitted Wharncliffe War Hospital Middlewood Road Sheffield England
25/10/1916- Admitted 1st Australian Aux Hospital Harefield England3
3/07/1917- Discharged to Depot England ex No. 2 Australian Aux Hospital Southall England
3/07/1917- Embarked England for Australia per ” Karoola ” ( Amputation Below left Knee )
18/08/1917- Disembarked Australia
6/09/1917- Discharged from Service ( Medically Unfit )


British War Medal – No. 9868

Victory Medal – No. 9786



William John SPARKS took up further studies on his return to Australia, qualifying as a Primary School Head Teacher.

He served as Head Teacher at the following locations:-

1924 – Capel Upper

1925-1929- Springside

1930-1933 – Yornup

1934-1937- Dinninup

1938-1941- Arrino

1942-1943- Kweda

1944-1947 – Alma, near Northampton.