2451 Albert WALTON

Date of enlistment 12th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company C Company / IX Platoon
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action on three occasions – including at Pozieres and Bullecourt

Hospitalised sick

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

Date Location Event
1st January 1919 Australia Discharged medically unfit
17th November 1918 Australia Disembarked Melbourne
15th September 1918 England Return to Australia on D22 Hospital Transport Arawa
6th August 1918 England Marched into No.2 Command Depot Weymouth
18th July 1918 England Transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital Harefield
23rd May 1918 England Admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital Birmingham
22nd May 1918 France Embarked for England on Panama
15th May 1918 France Transferred to 9th USA General Hospital Rouen
12th May 1918 France Wounded in Action (3rd occasion) – gunshot wound to thigh and wrist. Admitted to 20th CCS
21st March 1918 Belgium Re-joined unit
13th March 1918 Belgium To 5th AFA hospital sick – scabies
24th December 1917 Belgium Offence – conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline creating a disturbance in camp (drunkenness). Forfeit 7 days pay
18th July 1917 France Re-joined 22nd Battalion
29th June 1917 France Marched into Le Havre depot
24th May 1917 France Moved to Buchy Convalescent Depot #11
5th May 1917 France Transferred to 6th General Hospital Rouen
3rd  May 1917 France Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – bomb wound to abdomen and admitted to 3rd CCS
25th March 1917 France Re-joined unit
28th February 1917 England Proceeded overseas on SS Invictor from Folkestone to France
16th February 1917 England Marched out to No.1 Command Depot Perham Down
22nd November 1916 England Marched out to No.4 Command Depot Wareham
16th November 1916 England Absent without leave at Perham Down. Award 7 days CC and forfeit of 2 days pay
30th October 1916 England Discharged from hospital
13th September 1916 England Transferred to Eastbourne Convalescent Park
5th August 1916 England Admitted to Beechboro Park Hospital
4th August 1916 France Embarked on Hospital Ship St.David from Boulogne to England
2nd August 1916 France Wounded in Action – gunshot wound leg and admitted to 44th Clearing Station
18th July 1916 France Absent without leave. Awarded 168 hours Field Punishment #2
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
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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