2486 Charles Edward BARTON

Date of enlistment 9th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company  
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action

Hospitalised sick twice

Field General / District Court Martial on four occasions leading to a 15 year prison sentence

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

Date Location Event
28th July 1919 Australia Discharged
27th July 1919 Australia Disembarked Port Darwin
12th June 1919 England Return to Australia on Port Darwin
3rd May 1919 England Admitted to HMP Portland
27th December 1918 France Proceed to England on HT Londonderry as a soldier under sentence
16th October 1918 France Admitted to No.7 Military Prison Les Attaques
11th September 1918 France Field General Court Martial: Desertion from the reserve line on 12th July until apprehended by the Military Police on 21st July. Award 15 years Penal Servitude.
23rd June 1918 France Field General Court Martial: Desertion from the front line on 10th June until apprehended by the Military Police on 11th June. Award 5 years Penal Servitude. Sentence suspended
17th May 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
16th April 1918 France Discharged to AIBD and Base Duties
9th April 1918 France To 24th General Hospital, Etaples sick
22nd March 1918 France Absent without leave for 5 days. Forfeiture of 15 days pay
8th March 1918 France Overstaying leave in Boulogne by 5 days. Forfeiture of 11 days pay
27th January 1918 Belgium Re-joined Battalion
11th January 1918 France Marched in to AIBD
10th January 1918 England Unexpired portion of the sentence is remitted. Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton
4th January 1918 England Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill
23rd November 1917 England Committed to Lewes Prison
15th October 1917 England District Court Martial: Absent without leave for 3 ½ months. Award 9 months detention and forfeiture of 411 days pay
25th September 1917 England Marched in to 6th Training Brigade, Rollestone
22nd September 1917 England Marched in to No.1 Command Depot Perham Down
28th May 1917 England Absent without leave for 1 day. Award 2 days FP#2 and forfeiture of 5 days pay
19th March 1917 England Transferred to Parkhouse
3rd March 1917 England Sick to Bulford Hospital
27th February 1917 England District Court Martial: Absent without leave for 10 weeks until apprehended. Award 90 days detention and forfeiture of 199 days pay
2nd November 1916 England Absent without leave for 14 days. Award 10 days detention and forfeiture of 24 days pay
2nd October 1916 England Marched in to No.1 Command Depot Perham Down from hospital, and granted furlough
1st September 1916 England Admitted to 5th Northern General Hospital
31st August 1916 France Embarked from Boulogne on Hs St.David for England
30th August 1916 France Admitted to 3rd Canadian General Hospital Boulogne
29th August 1916 France Wounded – Gunshot Wound leg, admitted to 3 CCS
10th June 1916 France Drunkenness. Award 14 days FP#2
4th June 1916 France Absent without leave from fatigue. Award 10 days FP#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
4th December 1915 Egypt Drunkenness and absent from parade. Award 168 hours detention
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
20th September 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
12th August 1915 Australia Assigned to 29th Battalion
21st July 1915 Australia Marched into 60 Company Depot Seymour

 

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