|Service Number||SN 13197|
|Age of Enlistment||25 years 6 months|
|Place of Enlistment||Perth, WA|
|Place of Birth||Colchester, England|
|Previous Military Experience||Nil|
|Address History||Wife - Mrs Daisy Edith Wadley, 4 Stephen Street, Guildford, WA. (c/- F. Hubbard)|
Embarked Fremantle per HMAT ‘Karoola’ A63 for Egypt 14.3.1916.
Roll Rank Private
Roll Unit 13th Ambulance, Australian Medical Corps, Special Reinf.
Wadley disembarked in Egypt. He was taken on strength with the 13th Field Ambulance Reinf. at Serapeum 20.4.1916. After a period of training, he entrained to Alexandria, joined the BEF and embarked for France per HT ‘Oriana’ 16.6.1916. He disembarked at Marseilles 13.6.1916. Wadley was detached for duty with the Royal Engineers (RE) at Park Quintin 14.10.1916. He rejoined the 13th Field Ambulance 25.10.1916. Wadley was detached from the 13th Field Ambulance and sent for duty with Australian Medical Corps (AMC) Details with the 51st Bn. 15.12.1916. He supported the 51st Bn. throughout 1917 in their battles at Noreuil and the advance to the Hindenburg Line. He transferred to the 4th Sanitary Section in France 25.10.1918. Wadley was promoted to L./Cpl. 24.3.1919. Wadley was transferred to the 24th Sanitary Section in Belgium 24.3.1919. He marched out of France for return to England 22.4.1919. Wadley was granted leave with a subsidy pay of 12/- per week to study farming at Blaisworth Farm, Mill End, Colchester, England on demobilisation. (9.6.1919 – 9.9.1919)
Embarked England per ‘Mahana’ 25.9.1919.
Returned/Disembarked Fremantle 3.11.1919.
Final Rank L/Cpl 4th Sanitary Section.
Medical Condition NK.
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Photos Hospital Ship 'Karoola'. Photographer unknown, photograph source AWM P03968.001
13th Field Ambulance a dressing station ar Westhoek Ridge 1917. Photographer J.F. Hurley, photograph source AWM E02055
Fumigators and delousing barrels-2nd Sanitary Section. Photographer unknown, photograph source AWM A02718
AWM P03968.001. Hospital Ship 'Karoola'. Photographer unknown, photograph sourced from the Pictorial Collection of the Australian War Memorial
AWM E0205, 13th Field Ambulance at Dressing Station, Westhoek. Photographer F. J. Hurley, photograph source Pictorial Collection of the Australian War Memorial, https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/ E02055/
AWM A02718. Fumigators and delousing barrels-2nd Sanitary Section. Photographer unknown, photograph source Pictorial Collection of the Australian War Memorial, https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/A02718
AWM Embarkation Roll, Bernard Wadley
Guildford War Memorial
NAA: B2455, Wadley Bernard
Wise H. and Coy. Western Australian Post Office Directories. SLWA
4 Stephen Street, Guildford, WA.
Hospital Ship 'Karoola'. Photographer unknown, photograph source AWM P03968.001
13th Field Ambulance a dressing station at Westhoek Ridge 1917. Photographer J.F. Hurley, photograph source AWM E02055
Sanitary Section Fumigators for delousing blankets and uniforms. Suez 1916. Photograph sourceAWM A02718