2352 Stephen Roland PONTON

Date of enlistment 9th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company C Company
Significant events while serving with the AIF Wounded in Action twice – Pozieres and Ville-sur-Ancre

Hospitalised sick

Promoted to Lance Corporal

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

Date Location Event
14th July 1919 Australia Discharged
21st May 1919 Australia Disembarked Melbourne
31st March 1919 England Embarked ‘Khyber’ on route to Australia
6th October 1918 England AWOL, Sutton Veny – forfeit of 2 days pay
14th August 1918 England AWOL, Sutton Veny – forfeit of 3 days pay and deprived of Lance Corporal stripe
6th July 1918 England Admitted to No.1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny
23rd May 1918 England Invalided to England, and Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham
20th May 1918 France Admitted 26th General Hospital, Etaples
19th May 1918 France Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – gunshot wound to left arm and admitted to 61st Clearing Station
17th May 1918 France Promoted to Lance Corporal
7th March 1918 Belgium AWOL – forfeit of 1 days pay
23rd October 1917 Belgium Transferred back to 22nd Battalion
11th October 1917 France Sick to 39th General Hospital Le Havre, with scabies
9th October 1917 England Proceed from Hurdcott to France via Southampton
24th September 1917 England Reverted to ranks (Private)
3rd August 1917 England Promoted to Lance Corporal
28th April 1917 England Transferred to 66th Battalion at Hurdcott
13th October 1916 England Marched into No.3 depot Bovington Camp, Wool
25th September 1916 England Marched in to No.1 Command Depot Perham Down
10th August 1916 England Admitted to Beaufort Hospital, Fishponds, Bristol
9th August 1916 France Embarked from Le Havre for England on HS ‘Mahana’
6th August 1918 France Admitted to 12th General Hospital, Rouen
5th August 1916 France Wounded in Action – gunshot wound to hand
26th March 1916 France Disembarked at Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join BEF from Alexandria
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength at Tel-el-Kabir
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Embarked Melbourne on RMS ‘Osterley’
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
21st July 1915 Australia Marched into depot


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