|Place of birth||Mount Lofty, South Australia|
|Address||9 Hanley Street, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Gertrude Louisa Neall, 9 Hanley Street, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/44/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 17), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to 10th Bn, Zeitoun, 27 February 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 3 April 1916.
Wounded in action, 22 August 1916 (shell shock); rejoined unit, 4 September 1916.
Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 14 April 1917 (nephritis); transferred to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 23 April 1917; to No. 2 Convalescent Depot, 24 May 1917;to No. 11 Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 31 May 1917 (myalgia); discharged to Base Depot, 13 July 1917. On leave to England, 13 August 1917; returned from leave, 26 August 1917.
Reported as wounded in action, Belgium, 1 October 1917; subsequently confirmed as killed in action, 8 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal