2403 William John SALTER

Date of enlistment 5th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company D Company
Significant events while with the AIF


Wounded in Action – Pozieres

Awarded Military Medal

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

Date Location Event
15th April 1943 Australia Enlisted for 2nd World War as a Chaplain, and after the war as a Reverend
25th April 1917 Australia Discharged – medically unfit
2nd December 1916 Australia Disembarked Karoola
16th October 1916 England Returned to Australia on HS Karoola
23rd September 1916 England Transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield
15th September 1916 France Awarded Military Medal for duties as stretcher-bearer
4th August 1916 England Admitted 2nd General Hospital Bristol
2nd August 1916 France Embarked on HS St. Patrick at Boulogne for England
31st July 1916 France Admitted No.8 Stationary Hospital Wimereux
29th July 1916 France Wounded in Action – gunshot wound left humerus and radius.

Mentioned for good and gallant conduct in the hard fighting around Pozieres

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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