2492 John SHARPLES

Date of enlistment 7th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company Transferred to 23rd Battalion, serial no. 7367, following return from Australia and hernia operation
Significant events while with the AIF Killed in Action

Wounded in Action – Broodseinde

Hospitalised sick twice

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Buried at Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme




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

Date Location Event
27th April 1918 France Killed in Action
20th February 1918 Belgium Re-joined Battalion
15th February 1918 France Marched in to AIBD
14th February 1918 England Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton
21st January 1918 England Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill
10th December 1917 England Marched out to No.4 Command Depot Wareham
7th November 1917 England Neglecting to obey orders. Award 2 days CC
29th October 1917 England Marched in to No.3 Command Depot Hurdcott
24th October 1917 England Discharged from hospital and marched in to No.2 Command Depot Weymouth
17th October 1917 England Transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital Harefield
9th October 1917 England Admitted to 2/1 Southern General Hospital Birmingham
8th October 1917 France Invalided to England on HS Newhaven
5th October 1917 France Transferred to 22nd General Hospital Camiers
4th October 1917 Belgium Wounded in Action – shell wound left arm, and admitted to 2nd Canadian CCS
20th September 1917 Belgium Taken on Strength of 23rd Battalion
11th September 1917 France Marched in to 1st ADBD, Le Havre
10th September 1917 England Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton
19th July 1917 England Discharged to Convalescent Training Camp
5th July 1917 England To hospital sick
26th April 1917 England Marched in to 2nd Training Battalion Durrington
25th April 1917 England Disembarked Devonport
19th February 1917 Australia Departed Melbourne on HMAT Ballarat
29th December 1916 Australia Return to duty
11th December 1916 Australia Completed treatment for hernia
28th August 1916 Australia Admitted to hospital for hernia
10th July 1916 Egypt Embarked for return to Australia on HT Clan McGillivray for operation
12th May 1916 Egypt Admitted No.3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis – hernia
20th April 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength to 22nd Battalion from 6th Training Battalion
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
23rd September 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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