2502 Reginald James SHARPLES

Date of enlistment 30th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company  D Company; transferred to 57th Battalion
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action

Hospitalised sick on three occasions

Field General Court Martial: returned to Australia and sentenced to 1 year imprisonment with hard labour

Re-enlisted with 57th Battalion after prison sentence, and appointed Corporal

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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
5th June 1919 Australia Discharged
10th March 1919 Australia Disembarked Melbourne
18th January 1919 England Return to Australia on Ulysses
13th December 1918 England Absent without leave – forfeit of 6 days pay
13th November 1918 England Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital Dartford
2nd October 1918 France Invalided to England and admitted 2nd West General Hospital Manchester
30th September 1918 France Admitted to 6th General Hospital Rouen
29th September 1918 France Wounded in Action – gunshot wound left wrist
25th December 1917 France Taken on strength with 57th Battalion
18th December 1917 England Proceeded from 15th Training Battalion overseas from Southampton to Le Havre
7th November 1917 England Discharged back to Tidworth base
4th November 1917 England To military hospital sick – influenza
26th August 1917 England Disembarked Liverpool on A29, and reverts to ranks. Transferred to 15th Training Battalion Hurdcott
21st June 1917 Australia Embarked at Melbourne on HMAT A29 Suevic and promoted to Corporal
26th January 1917 Australia Marched in to recruitment depot Royal Park
24th January 1917 Australia Released from custody
20th January 1917 Australia Re-enlisted as Pte 3470 57th Battalion
16th January 1917 Australia Approval given for re-enlistment into the Australian army
11th January 1917 Australia Request to re-enlist back into AIF
21st July 1916 Australia Discharged from AIF
2nd June 1916 Australia Sent to Pentridge prison
31st May 1916 Australia Arrived back in Australia
29th April 1916 Egypt Returned to Australia on Seang Bee from Suez, and one year hard labour
13th April 1916 Egypt Transferred back to Abbassia detention centre
28th February 1916 Egypt Admitted No.3 Auxiliary Hospital – sick (Pyrexia – fever)
15th February 1916 Egypt Field General Court Martial held at Sinai Peninsula. Charge of prejudice to good order and military discipline that he uncoupled carriages on troop train when in motion en-route Palais-de-Kubla to Tel-el-Kebir. Sentence 12 months Imprisonment with Hard Labour. Total forfeiture 405 days pay
7th January 1916 Egypt Arrested on charge of uncoupling carriages on troop train when in motion en-route Palais-de-Kubla to Tel-el-Kebir
12th November 1915 Egypt Discharged from hospital and returned to unit
30th October 1915 Egypt Admitted to Heliopolis hospital with injured knee
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Embarked Melbourne on RMS Osterley
24th September 1915 Australia Re-assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
15th August 1915 Australia Assigned to 11th Battalion
30th July 1915 Australia Marched in to depot


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