1/06/1915- Completed Medical Examination Blackboy Hill Camp WA
14/05/1915- Allotted to 7th Reinforcements 16th Battalion Blackboy Hill as Private
31/05/1915- To ” C ” Company 28th Battalion Blackboy Hill
9/06/1915- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Ascanius ” bound for Egypt
2/07/1915- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
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
4-6/08/1916- Wounded in Action France ( Multiple Wounds )- Admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station
8/08/1916- Died of Wounds Received in Action France ( Died at 3rd Casualty Clearing Station ).

 

NOTE FROM AUTHOR

Pte. James WHELAN was called to a Field General Court Martial in France on 24/07/1916- subsequently found Guilty of Drunkenness and sentenced to 42 Days by Major CUNNINGHAM.

On 13/08/1916, the following note has been added to the Soldier’s Service File :- ” On account of Private WHELAN’s Gallant Conduct in action on 28/29 July 1916 , the sentence has been remitted by Officer in Command 7th Brigade “.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

1914/15 Star- Medal No. 23110

British War Medal – No. 13945

Victory Medal – No. 13886

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 314045

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Pemberton War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 115.