Phillip Owen AYTON

AYTON, Phillip Owen

Service Number: 129
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Sydney
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Field Company Engineers
Born: Nillumbik, Melbourne, Victoria, 26 April 1889
Home Town: Warrandyte, Manningham, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive Driver
Died: Natural causes, Carnegie, Victoria, Australia, 1 October 1946, aged 57 years
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Cremated
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 129, 1st Field Company Engineers, Sydney
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Sapper, SN 129, 1st Field Company Engineers, HMAT Afric, Sydney
18 Oct 1914: Involvement Sapper, SN 129, 1st Field Company Engineers
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 129, 1st Field Company Engineers, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
27 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 129, 1st Field Ambulance, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Shrapnell wound to leg and transferred to hospital ship 'Galeka'and evacuated in HMAT "Seang Choon' to Alexandria and then to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital at Mena Camp.
1 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 1st Field Company Engineers
25 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Corporal, 1st Field Company Engineers
28 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 1st Field Company Engineers
10 May 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 1st Field Company Engineers
1 Jun 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 1st Field Company Engineers
28 Nov 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Field Company Engineers
9 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Field Company Engineers

Lt Phillip Owen Ayton

Lt Phillip Owen Ayton, Father, Joseph Ayton, Warrandyte, Victoria enlisted into the
1st Field Company Engineers 20/4/1914 as a Private. By the end of WWI he was a Lieutenant. Recently his WWI diary as been written published as "A hell of a time, An Australian soldiers diary of the First World War, Phillip Own Ayton and Elvala Ayton.

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