2414 Robert Bertie SHARPLES

Date of enlistment 16th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company D Company
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action twice – Pozieres and Beaurevoir

Hospitalised sick on three occasions

Appointed Lance Corporal

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

Date Location Event
15th July 1919 Australia Discharged
22nd May 1919 Australia Disembarked
8th April 1919 England Returned to Australia Trazos Montes
30th January 1919 England Disembarked Weymouth from Le Havre and marched in to 3rd Training Brigade Codford
25th January 1919 France Transferred to AIF HQ fro return to Australia
15th November 1918 France Re-joined Unit from leave
31st October 1918 France Proceeded on English leave
24th October 1918 France Re-joined Unit
21st October 1918 France Marched in to AIBD. Drunkenness – award sever reprimand
6th October 1918 France Admitted to 74 (L of C) General Hospital Trouville
4th October 1918 France Admitted to 12 CCS
3rd October 1918 France Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – gunshot wound left arm
1st August 1918 France Appointed Lance Corporal
11th June 1918 France Discharged to Unit
4th June 1918 France To 4th AFA hospital sick – boils
8th August 1917 France Absent without leave. Award 2 days FP#2 and forfeiture of 5 days pay
23rd January 1917 France Re-joined Battalion
15th January 1917 France To 36 CCS hospital sick – constipation
24th November 1916 France Re-joined Battalion from 2nd ADBD Etaples
11th November 1916 England Proceeding overseas from 6th Training Brigade
6th September 1916 England Transferred to No.1 Command Depot Perham Down
4th September 1916 England Transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield
11th August 1916 England Admitted to 3rd London General Hospital
10th August 1916 France Embarked on HS St. George at Rouen for England
6th August 1916 France Admitted to No.1 Stationary Hospital
5th August 1916 France Wounded in Action – gunshot wound left arm
2nd April 1916 France Drunkenness. Award 10 days FP#2
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
11th March 1916 Egypt Return to Battalion from Base Duties
3rd February 1916 Egypt Transferred to Helouan
24th January 1916 Egypt Admitted to No.2 General Hospital Ghezireh – influenza
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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