2396 Henry Percy SWIFT

Date of enlistment 10th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company A Company
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action

mm-military-medal-geov-lgeHospitalised sick twice

Awarded Military Medal

Promoted to Sergeant

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

Date Location Event
24th April 1919 Australia Discharged – medically unfit
16th January 1919 England Returned to Australia on Demosthenes
9th November 1918 England Placed on Supernumery List
17th September 1918 England Transferred to N.4 Convalescent Depot, Hurdcott
5th September 1918 England Transferred to No.2 Convalescent Depot Weymouth
3rd September 1918 England Transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital Harefield
5th August 1918 England Admitted to Connaught Hospital Aldershot
4th August 1918 France Invalided to England on HS Stad Antwerpen
19th July 1918 France Admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Abbeville
17th July 1918 France Wounded in Action – gassed, and admitted to 49th CCS
2nd July 1918 France Discharged to Unit
30th June 1918 France To hospital sick
18th June 1918 France Awarded Military Medal
13th May 1918 France Promoted to Sergeant
4th September 1917 France Appointed Lance Sergeant
9th April 1917 France Re-joined Battalion
30th March 1917 France Marched in to 2ADBD
3rd March 1917 France Admitted 51st General Hospital, Etaples
28th February 1917 France Admitted 45th Casualty Station sick
17th November 1916 France Promoted to Corporal
31st July 1916 France Appointed Lance Corporal
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
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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