2504 John WAKLEY

Date of enlistment 26th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company D Company
Significant events while with the AIF Hospitalised sick twice

Field General Court Martial

Failed to sail with 9th Reinforcements 6th Battalion

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

Date Location Event
23rd July 1917 Australia Discharged medically unfit – rheumatism (severe) and senility
9th June 1917 Australia Returned to Australia
8th April 1917 England Embarked on HS Barembah at Plymouth for Australia
5th April 1917 England Marched out of No.2 depot to Weymouth
14th February 1917 England Marched into No.2 Command Depot Weymouth from Perham Down
7th February 1917 England Marched into No.1 Command Depot Perham Down
31st January 1917 England Absent without leave from Dartford hospital. Forfeiture of 8 days pay
8th December 1916 England Marched out from 2nd Southern General Hospital to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital Dartford
2nd December 1916 England Admitted 2nd Southern General Hospital with rheumatism (severe)
1st December 1916 France Embarked from Le Havre on HS Gookha?? To England sick – rheumatism
23rd November 1916 France Admitted 1st Australian General Hospital Rouen with rheumatism
20th November 1916 France To hospital sick – rheumatism
1st September 1916 France Divisional HQ allows sentence to be remitted
20th June 1916 France Field General Court Martial for being absent without leave on 7th & 8th June. In guard room waiting trial 14 days. Awarded 90 days Field Punishment #2 & 106 days pay
22nd May 1916 France Court Martial – not guilty
22nd April 1916 France Absent without leave as Company moved off to trenches. Awarded 28 days FP #2
26th March 1916 France Disembarked at Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join BEF from Alexandria
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength at Tel-el-Kabir
2nd November 1915 Egypt Re-joined unit
30th October 1915 Egypt Admitted Heliopolis hospital sick – diarrhoea
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
29th September 1915 Australia Re-assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
10th September 1915 Australia Failed to sail with 9th Reinforcements 6th Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Assigned to 9th Reinforcements 6th Battalion
5th July 1915 Australia Marched into depot


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