|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Address||Maylands, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||36|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs J Sparks, 4 Frederick Street, Maylands, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1917; disembarked Egypt, 16 January 1918.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 4 February 1918; entrained Taranto, 7 February 1918; detrained Cherbourg, France, 14 February 1918.
Embarked Cherbourg, 14 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 15 February 1918, and marched in to 15th Training Bn, Codford.
Marched in to 14th Training Bn, 11 April 1918.
Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Codford, 27 April 1918; transferred to No 3 New Zealand General Hospital, Codford, 7 May 1918 (catarrh, otitis media); discharged to Training Depot, 7 June 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 24 June 1918; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 28 June 1918.
Killed in action, 1 August 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SPARKS William Gillies|