2397 Charles Robert SAMWAYS

Date of enlistment 7th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company C Company
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action – Pozieres

Hospitalised on five occasions

Field General Court Martial

Samways.jpgPhotograph of Private Samways taken from the project banner photograph of C Company 22nd Battalion, Franvillers, 30th May 1918. Private Samways is seated eleventh from the left in the front row, next to the Lewis gun.

Summary of Private Samways WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Date Location Event
13th September 1919 Australia Discharged
22nd July 1919 Australia Disembarked Rio Negro
29th May 1919 England Return to Australia via ‘Rio Negro’ from Devonport
12th April 1919 England Disembarked Southampton and marched in to Codford
8th February 1919 France Transferred to 2nd Australian MT Company as Driver
10th November 1918 France Field General Court Martial. Absent Without Leave to 5th December 1918. Sentenced to 40 days FP No.2
26th October 1918 England Proceeded to England on leave
13th October 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
4th October 1918 France To AIBD Le Havre
30th August 1918 France To 11 Convalescence Depot Buchy
4th August 1918 France To hospital, sick with dysentery
17th May 1918 France Re-joined battalion
23rd April 1918 France Discharged to AIBD from L of C Hospital
23rd March 1918 France To Le Havre hospital, sick
23rd January 1918 Belgium Conduct to the prejudice of good military conduct. Discipline charge for leaving the lines during parade – award 3 days F.P. No.2
19th November 1917 Belgium Re-joined 22nd Battalion
10th November 1917 England Proceeded overseas from Longbridge Deverill to France via Southampton
30th August 1917 England Declared illegally absent by Court of Inquiry, at Perham Down on 22nd September 1917. Apprehended 9th October. AIF depots ordered soldiers release 1st November 1917 in order that he may proceed overseas
25th August 1917 England Absent Without Leave from Perham Down. Forfeit 1 days pay
30th June 1917 England Marched in to No.1 Command Depot Perham Down
28th May 1917 England Absent Without Leave. Award 9 days FP 2, plus 18 days pay
14th April 1917 England Marched into No.2 Command Depot Weymouth from Larkhill
13th February 1917 England Marched out to Larkhill
4th February 1917 England Sick to Fargo Hospital – influenza
30th January 1917 England Marched into 6th Training Brigade, Larkhill from Fargo Hospital
16th January 1917 England Sick with influenza to Fargo Hospital from 6th Training Brigade, Larkhill
27th October 1916 England Absent without Leave. Deprived 12 days pay, Rollestone
13th October 1916 England Marched into 6th Training Battalion Rollestone from Weymouth
5th September 1916 England Marched into No.2 Command Depot Weymouth from Harefield Hospital
2nd September 1916 England Transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital Harefield
21st August 1916 England Admitted Carrington Hospital, Nottingham
20th August 1916 France Departed Calais for England on HS Newhaven
5th August 1916 France Wounded, Gunshot Wound right foot and right hip, admitted to  3rd CCS and then to 22nd General Hospital
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
31st December 1915 Egypt Discharged from hospital to duty at Zeitoun
15th December 1915 Egypt Admitted 1st Auxiliary Hospital Abbassia with Dysentery
2nd December 1915 Egypt Discharged to duty
11th November 1915 Egypt Admitted to Heliopolis Hospital with Enteritis
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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