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Bacchus Marsh
Avenue of Honour

Corporal Fenton (Barney) Henry Lay MM

1890
Born at Ballan, VIC
12/9/1914
Enlisted at Bacchus Marsh, VIC in the AIF, 14th Battalion, aged 23
22/12/1914
Embarked aboard the HMAT A38 Ulysses
Disembarked in Egypt
25/4/1915
Landed at ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli
26/5/1915
Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli - diarrhoea
17/9/1915 - 25/10/1915
Transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Mudros
1/1/1916
Returned to Egypt
29/1/1916
Rejoined unit
3/3/1916
Transferred to the 46th Battalion
14/3/1916
Promoted to Corporal
8/6/1916
Disembarked in France
2/9/1916
Appointed Acting Sergeant without pay
31/10/1916
Reverts to Corporal on evacuation to hospital - pyorrhoea
21/11/1916
Rejoined unit
11/4/1917
Wounded in action, gunshot wound to left leg - during the First Battle of Bullecourt
24/7/1917
Admitted to Military Hospital, Eastleigh, England
16/2/1918
Rejoined unit in France
5/4/1918
Wounded in action during the Attacks at Dernacourt
6/4/1918
Admitted to hospital in England
8/7/1918
Wounded in action - France
11/7/1918 - 16/7/1918
Admitted to hospital
26/7/1918
Rejoined unit
8/8/1918
Awarded the Military Medal for his conduct during the Battle of Amiens
26/8/1918
Wounded in action - gassed, severe
7/9/1918
Invalided back to England
30/10/1918 - 13/11/1918
Discharged from hospital to furlough
2/1/1919
Embarked for Australia aboard the Berrima
17/2/1919
Returned to Australia
18/4/1919
Discharged from the AIF
1961
Died at Heidelberg, VIC, aged 70

Last updated by lee, Sat, 28 Aug 2021 19:04:10