2393 Ernest Howard SECCULL

Date of enlistment 12th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company C Company
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action twice – incl at Pozieres

Hospitalised sick three times

Promoted to Corporal

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

Date Location Event
20th July 1919 Australia Discharged
5th April 1919 England Returned to Australia on the ‘Warwickshire’
29th January 1919 France Sailed to Weymouth
19th November 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
14th November 1918 France To 6th AFA sick with influenza
8th November 1918 France Returned from leave
29th October 1918 England Promoted to Corporal
21st October 1918 France Proceeded on English leave
30th September 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
14th August 1918 France To hospital in Camiers, USA General Hospital
13th August 1918 France Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – Gunshot wound to head
13th July 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
28th June 1918 France Discharged to Unit from hospital
19th June 1918 France To hospital sick
23rd May 1918 France Promoted to Lance Corporal
17th October 1917 England Proceeded to France from Hurdcott via Southampton
15th October 1917 England Absent without leave, No.3 Command Depot Hurdcott – 2 days pay deducted
19th April 1917 England Absent without leave – 8 days pay forfeited
23rd February 1917 England Sick to military hospital Wareham – Synovitis of knee
29th December 1916 England Absent without leave at Wareham – 31 days pay deducted
10th December 1916 England Absent without leave at Wareham – 10 days pay deducted
27th October 1916 England Marched out to No.4 Command Depot Wareham
19th October 1916 England Reported back from furlough at Perham Down
30th September 1916 England Marched in to No.1 Command Depot Perham Down from hospital
10th August 1916 England Admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Fishponds Bristol
9th August 1916 France Embarked at Rouen on HS ‘Aberdonian’
5th August 1916 France Wounded in Action – Gunshot wound to shoulder, hip, knee and 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 Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into depot


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