2400 Charles Henry SAWYER

Date of enlistment 12th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company C Company; transferred to 5th Machine Gun Company
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action twice – both ocassions at Pozieres

Hospitalised sick twice

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

Date Location Event
23rd July 1919 Australia Discharged
31st May 1919 Australia Disembarked Medic
10th April 1919 England Returned to Australia from England on ‘Medic’ as invalid
31st March 1919 England In 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital Dartford
16th February 1919 England Admitted to Gravesend hospital with influenza while on leave from Hurdcott
31st January 1919 England Transferred to England
17th September 1918 France Back in France after leave
31st August 1918 England On leave in England
16th April 1918 France Transferred from 22nd Battalion to 5th Australian Machine Gun Battalion
23rd March 1918 France Detached and posted for duty with Australian Infantry Base Depot, Le Havre
19th July 1917 France 10 days leave
5th October 1916 France Re-joined 22nd Battalion in Etaples from Australian Division Base Depot
17th September 1916 France Transferred to 2nd ADBD
3rd September 1916 France Admitted to 11 General Hospital with malaria
26th August 1916 France Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – shrapnel wound in finger
18th August 1916 France Re-joined Battalion
28th July 1916 France Admitted to Canadian No.1 General Hospital, Etaples
27th July 1916 France Wounded in Action – gunshot wound in buttocks.
22nd April 1916 France Breaking from the ranks. Award 28 days FP No.2. Pay forfeited 28 days. Roquetaine
26th March 1916 France Disembarked at Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join BEF from Alexandria on Llandovery Castle
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 Broadmeadows depot


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