2419 Frank SKEGGS

Date of enlistment 13th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company C Company
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action on three occasions

Appointed Lance Corporal

Skeggs 2419.pngPhotograph of Lance Corporal Skeggs taken with C Company 22nd Battalion, Franvillers, 30th May 1918. Private Skeggs is seated seventh from the left in the front row of the website banner photograph.

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

Date Location Event
1st March 1920 Australia Discharged
1st February 1919 Australia Disembarked Nestor at Melbourne
12th December 1918 England Return to Australia on Nestor
26th November 1918 England Transferred to No.2 Command Depot Weymouth
18th November 1918 England Transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital Southall
20th  October 1918 England Absent without leave. Severely reprimanded
1st September 1918 England Admitted to 2/1st Southern General Hospital Birmingham
30th August 1918 France Invalided to England – loss of right arm above elbow
29th August 1918 France To 6th General Hospital Rouen
27th August 1918 France Wounded in Action (3rd occasion) – gunshot wound right arm, and admitted to 53 CCS
21st August 1918 France Appointed Lance Corporal
14th October 1917 Belgium Taken on Strength to 22nd Battalion
9th October 1917 England Marched out from No.3 Command Depot Hurdcott and proceeded overseas to France via Southampton
19th September 1917 England Transferred back to 22nd Battalion
28th April 1917 England Transferred to and Taken on Strength 66th Battalion at Windmill Hill
6th April 1917 England Marched in to Training Depot Perham Down
22nd March 1917 England Discharged from hospital to furlough
20th January 1917 France Embarked on Glenart Castle from Le Havre, and admitted 3rd London General Hospital
16th January 1917 France To 6th General Hospital Rouen
14th January 1917 France Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – gunshot wound forearm
24th November 1916 France Re-joined Battalion
13th November 1916  France Marched in to 2nd ADBD
21st September 1916 England Transferred to No.1 Command Depot Perham Down
9th September 1916 France Embarked on HS Dieppe at Calais for England, and admitted St.Lukes war Hospital Halifax
24th August 1916 France Wounded in Action – gunshot wound right arm, and admitted to No.1 Canadian General Hospital
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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