2483 Harry WEST

Date of enlistment 5th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company D Company
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action – Pozieres

mm-military-medal-geov-lgeHospitalised sick twice

Awarded Military Medal

Promoted to Corporal


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

Date Location Event
12th July 1920 Australia Discharged
12th May 1920 Australia Disembarked Zealandic
27th March 1920 England Return to Australia on Zealandic, with wife
15th November 1919 England Granted indefinite leave
11th August 1919 England Marriage to Martha Matilda West, County Fermanagh
18th January 1919 England Transferred to Administration HQ (Demob section) London from leave
29th December 1918 France Marched out to England and leave
29th October 1918 France Promoted to Corporal
19th June 1918 France Appointed Lance Corporal
3rd November 1917 Belgium Re-joined Battalion
19th October 1917 France Marched in to 2nd ADBD Le Havre
20th September 1917 France Transferred to Le Touquet
18th September 1917 Belgium Injured accidentally – sprained ankle
16th November 1916 France Re-joined Battalion
9th November 1916 France To hospital sick – bronchial catarrh
15th September 1916 France Awarded Military Medal for duties as stretcher-bearer
18th August 1916 France Re-joined Battalion
29th July 1916 France Admitted No.26 General Hospital Etaples
27th July – 4th August 1916 France Wounded in Action – Gunshot Wound leg
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
16th August 1915 Australia Re-assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
2nd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 21st Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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