2427 James TOPLIFF

Date of enlistment 9th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company  
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action on three occasions – including at Pozieres and Broodseinde

Hospitalised sick on three occasions

Promoted to Sergeant

Summary of Sergeant Topliff’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 from Devonport
13th February 1919 England Disembarked Weymouth for return to Australia and marched in to 2nd Training Brigade Codford
3rd February 1919 France Marched out to AIBD
28th January 1919 France Returned from leave
17th January 1919 France Proceeded on French leave
19th October 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
18th October 1918 France Marched in to AIBD
17th October 1918 England Proceeded overseas to France from Longbridge Deverill via Southampton
1st October 1918 England Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill
13th September 1918 England Marched in from Group Hospital Sutton Veny to No.1 Command Depot
4th September 1918 England To hospital sick
14th August 1918 England Absent without Leave for 1 day. Reprimanded and forfeiture of 1 days pay
12th July 1918 England Marched in to No.1 Command Depot Sutton Veny
28th June 1918 England Discharged from hospital
8th June 1918 England Transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital Harefield
18th May 1918 England Admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital Birmingham
17th May 1918 France Invalided to UK on Grantilly Castle
15th May 1918 France Admitted to L of C Hospital 9 (USA) General Rouen
14th May 1918 France Wounded in Action (3rd occasion) – Gunshot Wound arm and left leg (severe), and admitted to 20th CCS
22nd March 1918 France Promoted to Sergeant
13th February 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
8th February 1918 France Marched in to AIBD
7th February 1918 England Proceeded overseas to France from Longbridge Deverill via Southampton
26th January 1918 England Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill
18th January 1918 England Marched in to No.1 Command Depot Sutton Veny
3rd January 1918 England Discharged from hospital to furlough
11th October 1917 England Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital Dartford
6th October 1917 England Embarked on St.Pieter de Conick For England, and admitted Edmonton Military Hospital
5th October 1917 France Admitted to 7th Canadian General Hospital Etaples
4th October 1917 France Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – Gunshot Wound left hand, and admitted 3rd CCS
5th September 1917 France Appointed Lance Sergeant
31st July 1917 France Re-joined Battalion
10th July 1917 France Marched in to 2nd ADBD Le Havre
9th July 1917 England Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton
13th June 1917 England Marched in to No.1 Command Depot Perham Down
30th May 1917 England Absent without Leave for 1 day. Reprimanded and forfeiture of 2 days pay
2nd May 1917 England Marched out to No.3 Command Depot Hurdcott
11th April 1917 England Absent without Leave for 1 day. Reprimanded and forfeiture of 2 days pay
13th March 1917 England Marched in to No.1 Command Depot Perham Down
23rd February 1917 England Discharged from hospital to furlough
15th November 1916 England Admitted Beaufort War Hospital
14th November 1916 France Embarked from Le Havre on HS Asturias for England
10th November 1916 France To hospital sick – trench feet
28th September 1916 France Discharged to duty
25th September 1916 France Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance – oedema right eye
6th September 1916 France Promoted to Corporal
21st August 1916 France Promoted to Temporary Corporal
5th August 1916 France Wounded in Action – Shell Wound back, and admitted 1st Anzac Rest Station
21st July 1916 France Promoted to 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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