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Hartley Basil HAY

Regimental number6134
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address'Blink Bonnie', Tower Street, East Hills via Bankstown, New South Wales
Height5' 4.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Myra Hay, 'Blink Bonnie', Tower Street, East Hills via Bankstown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of chest measurement )
Enlistment date21 March 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 120
Date: 7 August 1919

Discharge date21 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 22 August 1916.

Found guilty, at sea, 1 September 1916, of insolence to an Officer: awarded 48 hours' detention.

Found guilty, at sea, 22 September 1916, of frequenting prohibited quarters: awarded 48 hours' detention.

Found guilty, at sea, 22 September 1916, of (1) being absent three hours without leave; (2) insolence to his Superior Officer: awarded 8 days' detention.

Disembarked Plymouth, England, 13 October 1916.

Found guilty, Bovington, 16 October 1916, of drunkenness in camp, 14 October 1916 (third offence within 3 months): fined 10/-.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 December 1916; taken on strength, 2nd Bn, in the field, 18 December 1916.

Found guilty, 22 January 1917, of disobedience of orders in that he was absent from Parade at 1315, 19 January 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

On Command, Divisional School, 5 February 1917.

Found guilty, 20 February 1917, of insubordination to the NCO in command of the piquet, 11 February 1917: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Rejoined Bn from School, 28 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 9 April 1917 (gun shot wound, right knee), and admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance; transferred to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 10 April 1917; to England, 18 April 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 19 April 1917.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, 29 May 1917.Found guilty, 29 May 1917, of while at Birmingham, (1) insolence to a W[arrant] O[fficer]; (2) breaking in and out of hospital; (3) being absent from billeting parade: awarded 28 days' detention.

Marched out to Chelmsford Detention Barracks, 8 June 1917.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, 23 June 1917.

Found guilty, 5 July 1917, of (1) being absent without leave from 7 am, 1 July, till 11 am, 1 July 1917; (2) being in possession of another man's pass: awarded 6 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 8 days' pay.

Found guilty, 4 August 1917, of being absent without leave at Perham Downs from 3.30 pm, 20 July, till 9.30 pm, 26 July 1917: awarded 168 hours' detention, and forfeited a total of 18 days' pay.

Found guilty, 7 August 1917, of being absent from 7 am parade after having been warned: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Marched out to 1st Training Bn, Larkhill, 11 August 1917; marched in to No 1 Command Depot from Larkhill, 16 August 1917.

Marched out to AAMC Training Depot, Parkhouse, 21 August 1917.

Tried by District Court Martial, Perham Downs, 13 September 1917, on charge of using insubordinate language, 27 August 1917; pleaded 'Not Guilty'; finding: 'Guilty': awarded40 days' detention.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1917; taken on strength, 2nd Field Ambulance, 11 November 1917.

Attached for duty to 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 28 November 1917.

Found guilty, 5 February 1918, of when on Active Service (1) being in the town of Bailleul without a written pass from his CO; (2) being in possession of intoxicating liquor; (3) being improperly dressed: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2 on each count; total forfeiture of pay: 4 days'.

Rejoined 2nd Field Ambulance, 15 March 1918.

Awarded Military Medal.

Wounded in action serving with Imperial Army, 4 April 1918 (gun shot wound, second toe, right foot), and admitted to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital; transferred to 4th General hospital, Boulogne, 5 April 1918; transferred to England, 7 April 1918, and admitted to Princess Christian Hospital (wound: severe); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 12 April 1918; discharged on furlough, 17 April 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 1 May 1918.

Found guilty, 4 May 1918, of, in Birmingham, being absent without leave from 10.30 am, 1 May, till 12.15 pm, 2 May 1918: awarded forfeiture of 4 days' pay; total forfeiture: 6 days' pay.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, 6 May 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 15 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 May 1918.

Found guilty, Rouen, 22 May 1918, of (1) drunkenness; (2) violently resisting Military Police and assaulting L/C G.H. Sprigg MMP whilst in the execution of his duty; (3) wilfulfully damaging a wrist watch to the value of £1.1.0; (4) being absent from Reinforcement Train and being in town without a pass: deprived of 14 days' pay.

Taken on strength, 2nd Bn, in the field, 25 May 1918.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 2 July 1918, on charge of being absent without leave from 9 pm, 23 March, until admitted to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, 4 April 1918: found 'Guilty'; awarded 42 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Wounded in action (3rd occasion), 11 September 1918 (gun shot wound, left arm), and admitted to No 1 Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station; to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 16 September 1918; to England, 16 September 1918, and admitted to 3rd Western General Hospital, Cardiff, 17 September 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary hospital, Harefield, 7 October 1918.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, from Harefield, 22 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Burma', 14 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 29 January 1919, for onward travel to Sydney on board HS 'Karoola'; discharged, 21 March 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 86341 B. HAY for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAY Hartley Basil

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