2475 Robert James MYERS

Date of enlistment 15th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company Transferred to 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Significant events while with the AIF Hospitalised sick twice

Promoted to Corporal

myers-ernest-samuel-gordon-2490Photograph believed to be of Private Robert Myers, with his brother Private Ernest Myers of the 22nd Battalion who was later killed in action after having also been transferred to the 2nd Pioneers.

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

Date Location Event
10th February 1920 Australia Discharged
27th November 1919 Australia Disembarked Castalia
8th October 1919 England Return to Australia on Castilia
1st August 1919 England Promoted to Corporal
13th February 1919 England Marched in to England
7th October 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
3rd October 1918 France Marched in to AIBD Le Havre
29th September 1918 England Proceeded overseas to France via Dover
27th August 1918 England Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill
15th July 1918 England Discharged and marched in to No.3 Command Depot Hurdcott
10th July 1918 England Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital Dartford
20th June 1918 England Admitted Woking Military Hospital – influenza
19th June 1918 France Invalided to England sick on HS Panama
15th June 1918 France To 61st CCS – influenza
4th September 1917 France Re-joined Battalion
29th August 1917 France Attending Officers Course at Divisional Bomb School
12th March 1917 France Re-joined Battalion
28th February 1917 France Attended Lewis Gun School at Le Touquet
29th November 1916 France Re-joined Unit
17th November 1916 France Transferred to 2nd ADBD Base Details Rouen
4th November 1916 France To 2nd Australian Field Ambulance sick – inflamed tonsils
14th June 1916 France Transferred to 2nd Pioneer Battalion
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
17th September 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
28th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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