Samuel John Christopher (Christopher) PROUT

PROUT, Samuel John Christopher

Service Numbers: 1618, 2273, W31840
Enlisted: 6 January 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Garrison Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, 12 May 1885
Home Town: Leonora, Leonora, Western Australia
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Cordial maker
Died: Illness, Perth, Western Australia, 15 November 1955, aged 70 years
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium, Perth, W.A.
Anglican Section W1, grave 0221
Memorials: Leonora Road Board District Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

6 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1618, 11th Infantry Battalion, Perth, Western Australia
22 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1618, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Fremantle
22 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1618, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2273, 5th Infantry Battalion
25 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2273, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
25 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2273, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2273, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
24 Sep 1915: Wounded 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
26 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 11th Infantry Battalion
4 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 11th Infantry Battalion
5 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 11th Infantry Battalion
21 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 11th Infantry Battalion
24 Feb 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 11th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

30 Nov 1940: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN W31840, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Claremont, Western Australia
22 Dec 1941: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Lance Corporal, SN W31840, 5th Garrison Battalion

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Biography

Samuel John Christopher PROUT was born in Ballarat, Victoria on 12th May, 1885

His parents were Samuel Nichols PROUT and Mary Ann INGLEBY - his father was from Devon , UK and his mother was from Lincolnshire, UK - they married in Victoria in 1880

He served in both WW1 and WW2 (see service info for details)

Samuel married Lilias CRAWLEY in 1921 in Perth Western Australia

He died on 15th November, 1955  in Perth, WA - last living in Scarborough, Western Australia and is buried in Karrakatta Anglican Cemetery

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