2346 William Patrick Thomas McCORMACK

Date of enlistment 10th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Acting Sergeant
Company C Company
Significant events while serving with the AIF Wounded in Action twice – Pozieres and Bullecourt

mm-military-medal-geov-lgeHospitalised sick

Awarded Military Medal

Promoted to Sergeant

Summary of Sergeant McCormack’s WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Date Location Event
15th February 1918 Australia Discharged – medically unfit
10th January 1918 Australia Disembarked
25th November 1917 England Return from Liverpool to Australia on Karoola
3rd August 1917 England Placed on Supernumery List
18th July 1917 England Admitted 2nd Auxiliary Hospital Southall – right leg amputated above knee on account of sepsis
10th July 1917 England Transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital Harefield
10th June 1917 England Admitted to Reading War Hospital
9th June 1917 France Invalided to England on HS Warilda
6th June 1917 France Admitted to 10 General Hospital Rouen – leg amputated
3rd May 1917 France Wounded in Action – shrapnel wound leg. Admitted to 3CCS
1st March 1917 France Promoted to Sergeant
25th February 1917 France Awarded Military Medal
13th December 1916 France Appointed temporary Sergeant
4th December 1916 France Promoted to Corporal
2nd October 1916 Belgium Promoted to Temporary Corporal
28th August 1916 France Re-joined Battalion from hospital
21st August 1916 France Transferred to 2ABDB from hospital
30th July 1916 France Admitted to No.23 General Hospital Etaples
27th July 1916 France Wounded in Action – gunshot wound to face
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
6th March 1916 Egypt Promoted to Lance-Corporal
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength, Tel-el-Kabir
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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