|Service Number||SN 39122|
|Age of Enlistment||30 years 7 months|
|Place of Enlistment||Perth, WA|
|Place of Birth||Perth, WA|
|Religion||Church of England|
|School Attended||Guildford State School|
|Address History||Parents - Father - William, Mother - Maryanne Traylen, ‘The Pines’ 12 Victoria Street, Guildford, WA. Residential address - ‘Makariue’, Wooroloo, WA|
Traylen enlisted with the Trench Mortar Bde. in Perth. He proceeded to Maribyrnong, Victoria, for further training 15.7.1917 - 24.10.1917 and joined the 33rd Reinf. 12th Field Artillery.
Embarked from Melbourne per SS ‘Indarra’ 26.11.1917 for Egypt.
Roll Rank Gunner
Roll Unit 4th Division, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, 33rd Reinf.
Traylen disembarked at Suez 27.12.1917. He entrained to Alexandria 22.1.1918, joined the BEF and embarked per HT ‘Abbassiah’ for Taranto, Italy 29.1.1918. He disembarked at Taranto and after 3 days at the rest camp he entrained for Cherbourg in Normandy, France. From Normandy, Traylen and his Unit embarked per HMT ‘St. George’ for England. Traylen disembarked at Southampton 15.2.1918 and marched in to the Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery (RBAA) at Heytesbury 15.2.1918. After several months of intensive training, he embarked for France 25.7.1918. Traylen marched in to Rouelles as Gunner to the Australian General Base Depot (AGBD) 16.7.1918. He was taken on strength with the 12th Field Artillery Army Bde. The Fourth Division fought in the advance towards the final outpost of the Hindenburg Line in September 1918. The line was breached in October. Traylen was wounded in action with a GSW to his face and multiple injuries 11.10.1918. (reported in West Australia Newspaper 28.11.1918). He was taken to the 41st Casualty Clearing Station and then to 1st Australian General Hospital at Rouen. Traylen was invalided to England per HS ’Carisbrook Castle’ and admitted to the Birmingham War Hospital 13.10.1918. Traylen’s family were advised of his wounds in November (Daily News 4.11.1918). He was demobilised 13.5.1919 and granted leave 18.6.1919 for course in shearing petrol machinery. He missed his first embarkation date per HT ‘Ulysses’ and embarked later for return to Australia.
Embarked for Australia per HT ‘Plassey’ 5.9.1919.
Returned/Disembarked Australia 17.10.1919.
Final Rank Gunner 12th Field Artillery Army Bde.
Medical Condition Not stated (GSW face and multiple disabilities).
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.
HS 'CarisBrook Castle'.donated by Cptn. J. D. Cramb, source AWM J05780
AWM 05780. Donated by Cptn J. D. Cramb, photograph source Pictorial Collection Australian War Memorial, https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/J05780/
AWM Embarkation Roll Alf Raymond Traylen
Guildford Primary School Honour Roll
Guildford War Memorial
NAA: B2455, Alf Raymond
Wesley Chapel Honour Roll
West Australian Newspaper
Wise H. and Coy. Western Australian Post Office Directories
‘The Pines’ 12 Victoria St, Guildford, WA. (parents home)
‘Makarie’, Wooroloo (home)