Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
23/05/1917-to Depot as private
5/10/1917-To 16th Battalion 27th Reinforcements
7/11/1917-To Aust Light Horse Depot Battalion as Trooper
10/12/1917-to 10th Light Horse Regiment 33rd Reinforcements
4/04/1918-to Reinforcements Camp Moascar Egypt
22/05/1918-To Machine Gun Training Squadron Moascar
27/06/1918-Transferred to 3rd Machine Gun Squadron Moascar
9/07/1918-Joined 3rd Machine Gun Squadron in the Field English Expeditionary Forces
5/10/1918- Admitted Hospital Egypt ( Diarrhoea )
12/10/1918-DIED OF DISEASE-at sea off Haifa on “Assaye”-( Diarrhoea then Supervening Collapse and Died ).
REPORT OF SOLDIER’S DEATH
Informant – EVANS, E.G.M, C.F – ” He was brought on the Hospital ship ” Assaye ” on the afternoon of October 12th at Haifa in Palestine. He was suffering from Pneumonia complicated by exposure in the field. It was at once seen that he was dying and although every attention was given him, he died the same evening, shortly after seven. He was conscious almost to the last and knew that he was going to die. He left a message for his little girl Mary, to whom he sent his love and wished her to know that he died thinking of her. He was buried at sea next morning with a full Church of England service, read by the Captain of the ship “.
SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED
British War Medal – No. 59719
Victory Medal – No. 58599
Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 355202.
Margaret River War Memorial WA
Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 180
Chatby Memorial Alexandria Egypt.