2398 Thomas Gray STRACHAN

Date of enlistment 6th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company A Company
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action

Hospitalised sick on four occasions

mm-military-medal-geov-lgedistinguished_conduct_medal_-_george_v_v1Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal

Awarded Military Medal

Promoted to Sergeant

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

Date Location Event
22nd July 1919 Australia Discharged
30th May 1919 Australia Disembarked Castalia
13th April 1919 England Returned to Australia on Castalia
2nd April 1919 England Marched in to No.3 camp Codford from Sutton Veny
12th March 1919 England Admitted to 1st AGH Sutton Veny hospital – german measles
12th February 1919 France Embarked for England and Weymouth from AIBD Le Havre
4th October 1918 France Awarded the Military Medal
20th September 1918 France Promoted to Sergeant
1st September 1918 France Re-joined Battalion from leave
14th August 1918 France Proceeded to England on leave
1st August 1918 France Promoted to Lance Sergeant
13th July 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
2nd July 1918 France To hospital sick – influenza. Admitted to 6AFA, and then transferred to 47 CCS
12th June 1918 France Discharged to Unit
9th June 1918 France Wounded in Action – BW thigh. Admitted to 5AFA and transferred to 61 CCS.

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 4th Army RO2278

23rd May 1918 France Appointed Lance Sergeant
29th November 1917 France Re-joined Battalion from Supernumery List
23rd November 1917 England Proceeded overseas to France from Longbridge Deverill via Southampton
3rd October 1917 France Marched out to England and 6th Training Battalion Rollestone
30th September 1917 France Placed on Super List having been posted for duty with 6th Training Battalion
6th August 1917 France Promoted to Corporal
28th May 1917 France Promoted to Lance Corporal
23rd January 1917 France Re-joined Battalion
6th January 1917 France To hospital sick – trench feet
25th December 1916 France Re-joined Battalion
21st November 1916 France Marched in to 2ADBD Etaples
11th November 1916 France Transferred to 1st Gen Hospital
9th November 1916 France To 36 CCS hospital sick – oedema of feet
30th 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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